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Marshmallow Cream Cake [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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This was a delicious accident. I meant for this to be your run-of-the-mill raw vegan cream cake (which sounds like an oxymoron... shh), but I wanted to add a bit more substance to it without adding a bunch more heaviness, so I chose to throw in some chia seeds. I figured they could multi-task and work to thicken up the batter too, since chia seeds plump up with liquids and make a kinda superfood pudding. Well, thank goodness I did. When I took the cake out of the freezer, sliced myself a piece and tasted it, I was pleasantly surprised by the texture. It's light and fluffy just like marshmallows! Not nearly as sweet, because I prefer to leave my desserts au natural and not add too much sweetness (even though my sweeteners are pretty au natural themselves), but I immediately thought: I can call this bad boy a marshmallow cake!

Marshmallow Cream Cake [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]







  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

Mint layer:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 3 hours then rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/6 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/6 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoons spirulina powder, as desired
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Vanilla layer:

  • 1 1/6 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 3 hours then rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/6 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pink layer:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 3 hours then rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/6 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup red beet, peeled and sliced thinly


To make the crust:

  1. Rinse the quinoa for a minute under cold water. Grind the quinoa into very fine flour in a high speed blender, then in a bowl, mix together the flour with the coco oil and sugar until you get a dough-like mixture. Press into the bottom of a cake pan. I used an adjustable cake pan set to around 7 inches across. Put in the fridge.

To make each layer:

  1. Simply blend all the ingredients – except the chia seeds – in each list together until smooth, then stir in the chia seeds at the end. The texture before adding the chia seeds should be like yogurt. If any of them are too thick, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of water. If too thin, add more cashews or coconut oil. Pour in the green layer over your crust, then white, then pink. I sprinkled mine with white sesame seeds and more chia seeds.
  2.  Keep the cake in the fridge for 24 hours so the flavors can get to know each other. It’s easiest to slice when it’s been in the freezer for about 40 minutes before cutting.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 484 | Carbs: 49 g | Fat: 28 g | Protein: 11 g | Sodium: 42 mg | Sugar: 20 g


SUBSTITUTIONS: You can use rolled oats or buckwheat groats instead of quinoa. Use any other nut instead of cashews, but they should be raw and preferably organic. Use coconut butter or cocoa butter instead of coconut oil. Use date paste or any other natural sweetener instead of coconut sugar. Use berries instead of beet.





Hey! I'm Emily. On my blog – This Rawsome Vegan Life – I share my own recipes, photos and experiences living plant-based. I believe food is love, love is happiness, and happiness depends on health. I am proud to be vegan; each day is a new adventure and I always feel wonderful about how I’m affecting the planet. EAT PLANTS. LIVE LONG. BE HAPPY.



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1 Years Ago

Can I use quinoa instead of nuts or not? How would that effect the structure of the cake and the taste of course? I am asking because the cake looks delicious but impossible for me to eat because I am alergic to nuts. Thank You in advance for your reply!

Garden Peak
2 Years Ago

Is there any substitute for the chia? I realize that it\'s the "magic" ingredient, but my sister is allergic to chia. Thanks!

2 Years Ago

ohh my goodness so trying this looks so good
it is a little high fat seeing i\'m hclf but still i haven\'t had marshmallows in like half a year i want it


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