Urban Remedy's Raw Carrot Cake

The (in)credible science 

We love organic carrots here at the Organic Center, and for a good reason! Research shows that organic carrots not only help build soil health - they also pack a higher nutritional punch than conventional carrots. When researchers looked at organic carrots they found that they have 10% higher levels of vitamin C and 14% lower nitrate levels. As a bonus they found that organic yields surpassed conventional yields in carrots too!

The Recipe 

Thanks to our friends at Urban Remedy for sharing this raw, gluten-free, healthy cake recipe with us! Carrots are full of beta-carotene, which contributes to good vision and a healthy immune system. Here they make a satisfying dessert that tastes just like carrot cake but without the gluten and white sugar.



  • 4 large carrots, finely grated
  • 3 cups (11 oz / 345 g) almond flour
  • 10-14 Medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (4 oz / 125 g) unsweetened shredded dried coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz / 50 g) walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  • 1 cup (5 1/2 oz / 170 g) soaked cashews
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (2 1/2 oz / 75 g) date syrup or pure maple syrup
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish
  1. To make the cake, in a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and process until thoroughly mixed and soft. Remove the mixture from the processor and press into a 6-inch (15-cm) cake pan.

  2. To make the frosting, in a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth.

  3. Spread the frosting over the top of the cake and garnish with a light dusting of cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate until set, 30-60 minutes.


Makes 4-6 servings.

From The Urban Remedy Cookbook.

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