The summer season is an excellent time to try a raw, vegan diet, or just to add some more raw dishes to your meals. Who needs to turn on the oven to bake a cake in the hot, summer heat when you can make a scrumptious cake without heating up the whole house? Check out these 10 no-bake, raw vegan cakes that are perfect for summer:
You may have never thought to use turmeric for a dessert, but the spice is what gives the cream in this Raw Mandarin Cake a bright, yellow color. The tartness of the lemon and the subtle sweetness of the mandarin perfectly balance each other out.
It’s time to use those juicy, summer berries that are in-season. Pick up some fresh, organic strawberries for the filling of this Raw Strawberry Banana Cream Cake, and use others like blueberries and blackberries as a garnish.
This gorgeous, summery Raw Fruit and Coconut Ice Cream Cake is perfect for a backyard cookout on a hot day. Once you bring out this frozen beauty, everyone will gasp in amazement.
This vibrant Raw Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake has deep, rich colors that are pleasing to the eye, with a taste that’s just as appetizing. The nut and raisin crust is followed by an orange cheesecake layer and a blueberry topping.
This Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake features a pecan and date cake with a coconut-oil date caramel and a topping made of pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
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Carrot cake is a classic favorite, but it is often baked with processed ingredients like white sugar, refined flour, pasteurized butter, and cream cheese. For a much cleaner, healthier version, try this Raw Carrot Cake, which has a delicious, creamy frosting made from cashews, lemon, and coconut oil.
Make this Raw Layered Banana Ice Cream Cake when you want to impress, as it features several layers: chocolate, vanilla, beets, and mint, as well as a coconut maple drizzle. Letting each thin layer freeze is a tad time-consuming, but it’s worth it.
This Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake with a gorgeous topping made of fresh, summer berries is a perfect way to celebrate the lovely summer weather.
This Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake will definitely please any chocolate lover. Add some fresh berries on top for a refreshing, summer twist.
This superfood Raw Vanilla Cake contains maca slices made from maca powder, liquid coconut oil, and maple syrup. It tastes delicious with the oat cake and the cashew frosting.
Looking for more no-bake desserts? Check out our raw vegan desserts recipe page for more summery ideas!
Lead image source: Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake