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:
1. Raw Mandarin Cake With Lemon Cream
You may have never thought to use turmeric for a dessert, but the spice is what gives the cream a bright, yellow color. The tartness of the lemon and the subtle sweetness of the mandarin perfectly balance each other out.
2. Raw Vegan Strawberry Banana Cream Cake
It’s time to use those juicy, summer berries that are in-season. Pick up some fresh, organic strawberries for the filling of this cake, and use others like blueberries and blackberries as a garnish.
3. Raw Fruit & Coconut Ice Cream Cake With Brownie Crust
This gorgeous, summery cake is perfect for a backyard cookout on a hot day. Once you bring out this frozen beauty, everyone will gasp in amazement.
4. Raw Orange and Blueberry “Cheesecake”
This vibrant cake 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.
5. Raw Vegan Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake
This dessert features a pecan and date cake with a coconut-oil date caramel and a topping made of pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
6. Raw Carrot Cake With Cashew Cream Frosting
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.
7. Raw Layered Banana Ice Cream Cake
Make this 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.
8. Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake
A cool ice cream cake with a gorgeous topping made of fresh, summer berries is a perfect way to celebrate the lovely summer weather.
9. Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake
This chocolate fudge cake will definitely please any chocolate lover. Add some fresh berries on top for a refreshing, summer twist.
10. Raw Vanilla Cake With Chocolate “Buttercream” and Maca
This superfood 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.