Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Delicious Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Nut Cream

I've found another great way to re-use some of that excess carrot pulp you may have from too much juicing (if there is such a thing!). ...and it's a little tastier than throwing it into your carrot soup!

 This recipe has been inspired by a girlfriend of mine, Angela - thanks doll!

1 cup shredded carrot (or carrot juice pulp)
1 Tbsp shredded ginger - you can also use the powder.  I've often already got the ginger in my pulp mix!
zest + juice of one orange
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raisins/sultanas
6-7 soaked dates
1/3 cup almonds (preferably soaked overnight)

*cashew nut cream

Blend/process the dates, almonds and orange juice. Mix with all other ingredients except for the cashew nut cream. Press into a cake dish and top with the cashew nut cream and some extra shredded coconut.

*To make the cashew nut cream, I soak about a cup of cashews with about a cup of filtered or spring water, for about half an hour.  Once soaked, whiz them up in a blender, and add a dash of vanilla - if it's too runny, just add some more nuts.  Try not to eat too much before spreading over cake!


Refrigerate until set.

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  1. Yum this sounds delicious! I will have to try this next time I have carrot pulp :)

    I just found and like your blog!!
    Have a sweet day.

  2. Thanks Vanessa - Enjoy, it's really good!
    Have a good day :)

  3. Sounds very good. I'm wondering, since carrot juice pulp is a lot dryer (less juice) than shredded carrots will there be a difference in the outcome of the cake using one rather than the other?

  4. Thanks Annie. It is a little drier, however I actually prefer it, as it firms it up a little more, making it hold together a bit better. If you think it's still a bit dry, you could try adding a little extra orange juice.

    Have a great weekend :)

  5. Cashew Nut Cream sounds good ;)
    I did my raw carrot cake as well. Check i out -