Raw Carrot Cake + My Very First Giveaway!

Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.com

Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.comI’m so excited to share today’s post with you!

Not only do you get to find out about that sweet Raw Carrot Cake you see here, you also get to enter yourself into a kick-ass giveaway for a $280 Williams-Sonoma gift card. Cha-Ching!

I actually don’t know which one I’m more excited about. I mean, I really, really love food. Like, it’s an obsession. But then, I also really, really love winning stuff. I mean, who doesn’t?!

So let’s just say that it’s a tie in the excitement department. YAY!!

Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.comFirst things first.

This. Raw. Carrot. Cake.

Would you look at just how cute it is? And doesn’t it look delicious?? Well, let me tell you, it is delicious!

Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.comThese little Raw Carrot Cake guys are not only raw, they’re also refined sugar free, entirely vegan and gluten-free, as always. Plus, you eat them right out of the freezer which puts them right up there with yummy ice cream treats. Mmmmmm.

These tarts have all of my favourite things: carrots, raisins, walnuts, dates, oats and just the perfect amount of spices. It’s all the familiar taste that you love of Carrot Cake without having to wait for it to bake. Plus, that Cashew Orange icing? DELICIOUS!

Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.comAs I was getting ready to photograph these tasty Raw Carrot Cake morsels, I thought they were missing one final touch that I just couldn’t put my finger on at first. The answer: Fresh Nutmeg! I grated some over all of the cakes and it was the absolute perfect finishing touch. There’s just something about fresh grated nutmeg that simply cannot compare to the pre-ground stuff. Fresh is always better!

Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.comThese Raw Carrot Cakes were a well loved dessert in our house. My husband even sat down with a plate of four of them at one point and just went to town onΒ them. Since they are raw, they’re best stored in the freezer and removed to be eaten immediately. If you store them in the fridge, they do tend to get a little too soft and therefore can be a bit messy to eat. You’ll definitely want to fork and knife them if you’re going to keep them in the fridge.

Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.comOkay, so giveaway time.

How does a $280 gift card to Williams-Sonoma sound? Pretty good, I bet. I know I’d so be down for this prize in a heartbeat. I’d be buying all sorts of cool new gadgets to use in my kitchen and, consequently, highlight here on the blog. I love kitchen gadgets, just ask Salar! He even had to build me a cute little kitchen cart to store my ever accumulating collection of blog props. He’s the best.

So, back to the giveaway. Myself and 13 other bloggers who are all members of Food Blogger Pro have all teamed up to provide you with this awesome giveaway.

Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.comThis giveaway is sponsored by all of the participating bloggers – we all chipped in a bit to make your day so much more special with a little mini shopping spree to Williams-Sonoma. I hope you’re all as excited for this giveaway as I am. I can’t even load the Williams-Sonoma website without drooling and planning out my ultimate dream kitchen that I will never-in-a-million-years-be-able-to-afford.

The giveaway is open to all residents of the USA, Canada and the UK – Hooray! Plus, an especially important fact for all my Canadian friends out there: you can shop online if you don’t have a store nearby and they will ship directly to your house! πŸ™‚

So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and start collecting ballots! The contest closes on July 1st so make sure you share the heck out of this. Tell all your friends, family and even co-workers so that they can all discover the joy that is Gluten Free Vegan Pantry and enter to win themselves a coll $280 gift card! There’s lots of ways to earn ballots for entries, including following myself and the other bloggers on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

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Raw Carrot Cake - vegan + gluten-free | savannamehrad.comI so hope you have enjoyed this super exciting post as much as I have! Don’t forget to enter as many ballots as possible for the giveaway and best of luck to you all!

Lots of love & happy eats, Savanna | savannamehrad.com

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Raw Carrot Cake + My Very First Giveaway!
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These Raw Carrot Cakes are rich, decadent, refined sugar free, vegan and gluten-free. They're the perfect quick freezer snack to keep on hand for a coffee date or a special get together.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free
Serves: 9 mini cakes
  • 1 cup Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 1 cup carrots, grated
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup oats, gluten-free certified
Orange Cashew Icing
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight in water
  • 3 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp coconut cream
  • 2½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  1. Place dates in food processor and process on high for about 1 minute, or until a dough ball forms. Remove date dough ball from food processor and set aside.
  2. Place almonds and walnuts into the food processor and process on high for 2-3 minutes, or until nuts are roughly chopped.
  3. Add the date ball back into the food processor and process on high for 1 minute to mix together with the nuts.
  4. Add all remaining cake ingredients, except for the raisins, to the food processor and process on high for 3-5 minutes, or until well blended.
  5. Stir in raisins to the cake mixture.
  6. Using a regular muffin tin and muffin liners, distribute the cake batter amongst 9 muffin of the muffin indentations. Each muffin liner will be about ⅔ full.
Orange Cashew Icing
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender (I used my Vitamix)
  2. Blend on high for 3-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  3. Top each raw carrot cake with enough icing so that the muffin liner is just full.
  4. Place the muffin tray into the freezer for at least 1 hour to allow the carrot cakes to firm up.
  5. Enjoy directly out of the freezer for a chilled, sweet treat.
Store in the freezer in an air tight container for up to a month. Keep frozen and enjoy right out of the freezer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mini cake Calories: 285 Fat: 13g Saturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 43g Sugar: 32g Sodium: 12mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg


Hello! Welcome to the SavannaMehrad.com! My name is Savanna and I'm so excited that you've decided to stop by and check out my little blog.

This blog started out as a journey of living adventurously in the kitchen, trialing gluten free, vegan, whole food recipes that you and your whole family can enjoy.

Fast forward a few years and I've chosen to breath new life into it, this time, focus on my mental health journey, sharing the tools, resources and practices that continue to help me on my self-healing path.

I hope that you'll enjoy tagging along with me on this new adventure - I can't wait to share all of my ideas with each of you and look forward to your feedback along the way. I'd love to hear from you - whether it's a comment on a post, sharing your own unique journey or even just a quick hello! Feel free to leave a note in the comments or send me an email at savanna [at] savannamehrad.com.

Lots of love and big hugs!

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  1. I do not own a food processor so I definitely would get one! Ive always wanted one. I also would love to get a cast iron pan so I will have to see what I actually need more when the time comes (if). πŸ™‚

    1. Great choices! I love my food processor and our cast iron skillet. The skillet is easily the most used thing in our kitchen!

  2. If I won this giveaway I don’t even know where I would start! Just Being in a Williams Sonoma store is glorious and Looking at everything makes the trip worth it – even though I’m not really buying everythinf I want πŸ˜‰ But whenever I Do go there I end up buying the red velvet Sprinkles cupcake mix – that’s Why it’s really worth going πŸ˜€

    1. Mmmmm cupcakes! πŸ™‚

  3. You have no idea how much I would LOVE to get a great grill pan!

    1. Excellent choice, my friend! Good Luck!!

  4. I would replace my worn out bakeware

    1. Great choice! I’m sure you could buy some real gems with the gift card to Williams Sonoma πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for the recipe, this looks amazing. Have to try it…

    1. You’re so welcome! I hope you love them!!

  6. I’d definitely buy lots of new cookware – never too many dishes, pans or pots, right?

    1. Great choice, Casey!

  7. This looks so delicious! I love carrot cake. I definitely will give these a try. Your photos are gorgeous!

    1. Thanks so much, Lucy! I hope you enjoy these!

  8. I would buy a KitchenAid stand mixer!

    1. Oh, great choice! I love using mine to make Vegan Marshmallow Fluff!

  9. Hi there~ First, I think I’m in love! I am SOOOO trying these yummy looking little cakes! Second, I was intrigued to read that they were entirely raw! I’m not vegan… but I enjoy many vegan dishes and I am moving in the gluten-free direction as well. I eat raw often though. These just look and sound like a WINNER! I’ll let you know how my attempt comes out when I get a chance to make them. I’m in the process of moving so I’m spending more time online between packing than cooking…for now! Love your blog!

    1. Thanks for your super sweet comment Valerie – it totally made my day! Raw desserts are one of my favourite things to create – they’re so easy and simple to play around with the flavours until you get it just right. Good luck with the rest of your move – I know firsthand how exhausting moves can be!!

  10. I would buy items for my kitchen. Just moved and need some new items.

    1. Sounds perfect! Just moving is the perfect reason for a shopping trip πŸ™‚

  11. i am in want of a muffin pan so that would be the first thing I purchase.

    1. Good choice, my friend!

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