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No-Bake Sweet Potato Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This super fudgy, rich, and dense vegan no-bake sweet potato cake is such a treat! It’s perfectly sweet, super chocolatey, and extremely satisfying. This recipe is really quick and easy to make, using only four simple ingredients you likely have on hand right now: sweet potatoes, cacao or cocoa powder, shredded coconut and sugar.

No-Bake Sweet Potato Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


  • 1 small sweet potato (or 2/3 cup of mashed sweet potato)
  • 1/2 cup of cacao powder (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2-4 tablespoon of coconut sugar (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • Pinch of vanilla powder, optional
  • Pomegranate seeds, slices of plum, orange, and fig to serve


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small pieces. Add them to the boiling water and cook for about 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain potato cubes, add to food processor with every other ingredient (except the fruit) and process until a sticky dough consistency is achieved.
  3. Put baking paper or cling film in a small cake form. Add the mixture to the form and press down with your hands until it is flat and firm. Place it in the refrigerator to chill for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  4. Turn the cake out on a plate to serve. Add fruits on top.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 1282 | Total Carbs: 124 g | Total Fat: 24 g | Total Protein: 13 g | Total Sodium: 121 g | Total Sugar: 69 g

Calculation not including toppings.


You can substitute with cocoa or carob powder.

You can use a few pitted dates or a bit of maple syrup instead of the coconut sugar. Adjust consistency with shredded coconut.





I’m Evi, a freelance photographer, food enthusiastic and the girl behind the blog Green Evi. The blog is my little corner of the internet where I show my quick, simple, seasonal and plant-based recipes using fresh and natural ingredients 2-3 times a week. The blog is focusing on healthy and affordable food to help everybody adopt healthy habits in their everyday life.



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23 comments on “No-Bake Sweet Potato Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Chad Romanoff
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Kelsey Valerio
04 Nov 2015

Omg yum!!

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Daralynn MacGowan
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looks kinda yucky to me- but I do LOVE all your other recipes :)

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Isabell Sundman
03 Nov 2015

This is a must!

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