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In addition to being incredibly tasty, raw (no-bake) desserts can also be some of the healthiest and most planet-friendly options. Here are some reasons why we love raw desserts:

Raw desserts often feature a short list of whole, unprocessed ingredients like nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. They get their sweetness from dried fruit, raw agave nectar, and other natural sweeteners. No refined or artificial sweeteners here! They are no-bake! Great for the warmth of spring or summer, and also for energy Conservation, you can avoid cranking up the oven to 350 when making a raw dessert. Most raw desserts are gluten-free and vegan!

Are you ready to try a raw dessert yet? Here’s a collection of our favorite recipes from our Food Monster App. 

1. Raw Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting 

Raw Cupcakes

Source: Raw Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Gena Hemshaw‘s Raw Carrot Cake Cupcakes are the perfect single-serving dessert in a cup. They are perfect for portion control as opposed to a whole carrot cake. Plus, these goodies are raw vegan! What’s not to love about them?

2. Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes

mini chocolate cream cales

Source: Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes

Lori and Michelle Corso‘s Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes are not only healthy and easy to make, but they are also raw and gluten-free too! Plus perfect individual serving! Plus this recipe can be easily changed to your taste preference. We used pecans in the crust, but any nut would work.  For the filling, we used cashews as they provide the best cream. But macadamia nuts would be okay.  We reduced the amount of sugar in these chocolate cream cakes, so adjust them to your liking.

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BLISSFUL: Vegan Desserts and Treats to Feel Good and Live Deliciously
Blissful: Vegan Desserts and Treats to Feel Good and Live Deliciously contains magical, plant-based recipes that will show you how simple and satiating vegan desserts can be! Inside you’ll find a collection of 100 scrumptious desserts for every skill level and taste. This vegan dessert cookbook features rich chocolatey desserts like Cake Batter Freezer Fudge and Chocolate Layer Cake With Espresso Buttercream and Rich Ganache, to light and healthy recipes like Lemon Coconut Squares and PB&J Nice Cream Bowls. There is something for everybody in this book and is guaranteed to satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike.

3. Raw Double Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Recipe: Raw Double Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

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Raw chocolate, better known in the raw food world as “raw cacao”, is an amazing source of magnesium (great for helping you relax), as well as an astounding way to gobble up antioxidants. And, it contains phenylethylamine (PEA) — this is what our brains secrete when we fall in love. Ooooh! No wonder we love Kristen Suzanne‘s Raw Double Chocolate Cherry Cheesecakes so much!

4. Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes

Recipe: Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes

Source: Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes

You will love Carlota Cassou‘s cute, delicious, smooth, and creamy Raw Carrot-Orange Cupcakes! This recipe uses walnuts instead of cashews and the texture is perfect when they are frozen!

5. Raw Caramel Apple Pie

Lisa Viger - Raw Caramel Apple Pie

Source: Raw Caramel Apple Pie

TransThis recipe by Lisa Viger is a Raw Caramel Apple Pie, but it’s just as filling and comforting as any cooked version and would be suitable for any festivities of the season.

6. Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake

Recipe: Raw Chocolate-Fudge Cake

Source: Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake

This Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake by Katie Higgins tastes like a raw version of chocolate mousse pie! Sugar-free? Check! Gluten-free? Check! Insanely-delicious? Check check check!

7. Raw Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Pie

Raw Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Pie

Source: Raw Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Pie

Marquis Matson‘s Raw Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Pie combines the best parts of several desserts. It includes a light macadamia crust from one recipe, a chocolate ganache from another recipe, and a coconut cream from yet another, with fresh strawberries to make it even more delicious

8. Raw Walnut Coffee Cake with a Brownie Base

Recipe: Raw Walnut Coffee Cake with a Brownie Base

Source: Raw Walnut Coffee Cake

The beauty of vegan baking and raw cake-making is that you can reinvent classic dishes. That way, you get to enjoy two versions: the more traditional, familiar recipe, and the new, tantalizing recipe. The brownie base of Clémence Moulart‘s Raw Walnut Coffee Cake is a cheeky wink to all the chocolate lovers out there: it makes this cake even more indulgent!

9. Raw Carob Caramel Cups

Recipe: Raw Carob Caramel Cups

Source: Raw Carob Caramel Cups

Emily von Euw‘s Raw Carob Caramel Cups are just plain good. They are the perfect recipe for anyone because raw food skeptics will be like: “Oh snap. This is HEALTHY?”

10. Raw Vanilla Cake With Chocolate “Buttercream” and Maca

Recipe: Raw Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream and Maca

Source: Raw Vanilla Cake

Emily von Euw‘s Raw Vanilla Cake is based on the Dobos torte, which is vanilla sponge cake, thinly layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with hard caramel slices. But this is way better!

11. Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe: Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

Source: Raw Carrot Cake With Cashew Cream Frosting

We all love(d) the classic dessert version of carrot cake, but we’re not crazy about processed ingredients like white sugar, refined flour, pasteurized butter, and cream cheese. We decided to remake Emily von Euw‘s Raw Carrot Cake With Cashew Cream Frosting from healthy whole foods! Consider it DONE.

12. Raw Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Source: Raw Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

If you like chocolate, you’ll love Emily von Euw‘s Raw Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes. It’s like a mega awesome super chocolate party in your mouth which results in an excellent, ethereal sense of well-being.

13. Raw Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake with Peanut Butter and Coconut

Raw Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake with Peanut Butter

Source: Raw Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

Vanilla chocolate chunk cheesecake with peanut butter + coconut. Emily von Euw‘s Raw Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake is just perfect!

14. Raw Cacao Sea Salt Caramel Cups

Recipe: Raw Cacao Sea Salt Caramel Cups

Source: Raw Cacao Sea Salt Caramel Cups

The name speaks for itself. How could dark chocolate, sea salt, and caramel go wrong? If you are in opposition we highly suggest that you venture out and create Bridget Besoner‘s delightful Raw Cacao Sea Salt Caramel Cups.

15. Raw Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake

Recipe: Raw Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake

Source: Raw Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake

This is delectable! All fruit, all the time. Emily von Euw‘s Raw Orange and Blueberry Cheesecake has a vibrant array of colors that are naturally pleasing to your pretty little eyes.

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