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Raw Vegan Three Kings Cake

The King Cake is a sweet dough cake, filled with whipped cream, chocolate, etc. and garnished with slices of candied fruit. It usually has a small ceramic king and a fava bean hidden inside. The person who gets the piece of cake with the king has various privileges, while the person that gets the fava bean has to pay for the cake.

I challenged myself by making this traditional cake Raw Vegan, using natural sweeteners, unrefined sugars, and vegetable fats. My family and friends loved it! Try it yourself and let me know what you think!

Raw Vegan Three Kings Cake

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


For the dough

  • 1 ½ cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup cashew flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
  • 5 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling (praline)

  • 4 tablespoons hazelnut butter
  • 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup

Garnish (candied fruit)

  • Coconut flour or shredded coconut
  • Agave or maple syrup
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 orange
  • Raspberries
  • Physalis fruit (optional)


  1. Cut the fruit into slices and in a bowl cover them with agave or maple syrup. Dehydrate them  for 1 hour at 115 Fº.
  2. Place the ingredients for the dough in the food processor and pulse until well combined. If the dough is too dry, add a little bit more water until desired consistency.
  3. Preserve the dough in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  4. For the filling, mix the hazelnut butter with your desired sweetener.
  5. When the dough is firm, remove from the refrigerator and roll it out with a rolling pin to 1/4 inch thickness, forming a rectangle. Use coconut flour when working with the dough so it doesn’t stick to the table.
  6. Then, extend a thin layer of praline over the rectangular surface and roll the dough like a newspaper to obtain a cylinder.  Then connect the ends of the cylinder to create a big circle, like a donut.
  7. When fruits are dehydrated, place them on top of the cake and sprinkle coconut flour or grated coconut on top to decorate.




Carlota is from Spain and is a doctor in Medicine, a Health Educator and a Raw Food Chef. She likes to experiment in the kitchen creating tasty and fun recipes, which are healthy at the same time. To prepare her recipes she uses ingredients from nature, without animal products or refined and processed food. Carlota's goal is to educate people to live healthier by making small changes in diet and practicing exercise. She is the author of the amazing Chips & Dips ebook (available on iTunes Store) and her website is carlotacassou.com



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4 comments on “Raw Vegan Three Kings Cake”

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Melissa Bastian
11 Months Ago

(Also king cake season ended on the 4th - not back again till next January 6th!)

Melissa Bastian
11 Months Ago

Yep, ours is more like a ring-shaped cinnamon roll covered in a glaze and colored sugar (purple, green, gold). Some folks use a fava bean or an almond, but most use a lil plastic baby. There's even a Facebook page for King Cake Baby.

Amy Greenhill
11 Months Ago

Not the Louisiana version

Sarah Holliday
11 Months Ago

In Louisiana they usually come with a little plastic baby and Mardi Gras beads. ^_^


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