Elegantly Simple Raw Vegan Cakes

Below is a collection of delicious raw vegan cakes for every occasion from the blog archives. I’ve curated here some of the all time reader favorite recipes — all tried and tested over the years with rave reviews, making this collection a perfect resource for crowd pleasing cakes of all kinds.

I hope you have great fun making these cakes — happy (un)baking!

Oh, a note first: if you find this type of recipe browsing a wee bit tedious — I know opening up a thousand browser pages isn’t typically my idea of fun either… — you can get these recipes in one beautifully collated (and ad-free!) PDF ebook below. Your purchase of the raw cakes collection ebook will also help to support this blog, so it’s a win-win all around ;)

Ok, let's cake...

1. Espresso and Salted Caramel Raw Cheesecake

a raw vegan cheesecake with layers of chocolate espresso and salted caramel

A deliciously creamy vegan cheesecake with layers of salted caramel, and subtle hints of chocolate and espresso. This cake is pretty epic in my books!

2. Raw Vegan Tiramisu Chesecake

Raw Tiramisu {Free from: gluten & grains, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar}

The rich classic Italian dessert reinvented as a raw vegan cheesecake. This raw tiramisu is hands down the most made, remade, visited, and shared recipe on the blog of all time.

3. Chocolate Papaya Cheesecake

raw vegan chocolate papaya cheesecake recipe

A deliciously rich and creamy raw vegan chocolate and papaya cheesecake that is sure to surprise a crowd. The papaya flavor is subtle, but lends an underlying smoothness, lightness, and a hint of fruitiness to the cake. This one is a relatively new arrival to the epic raw cake collection on the blog, but is right up there in my top favorite desserts ever.

4. Strawberry Lime Macadamia Cheesecake

Strawberry Lime Macadamia Cheesecake (Free from: gluten & grains, dairy, eggs, soy, refined sugards, baking :). ...and even cashews!)

A vibrant raw vegan strawberry cheesecake with a tangy lime accent to underscore the richness of the macadamia base filling. A wonderful alternative to the many cashew-based raw cakes out there.

5. Chocolate Beet Cheesecake

Raw Chocolate Beet Cheesecake (Free From: gluten & grains, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar)

A lush raw cheesecake made with beets and a delicious chocolate crust. Such a pretty pink color and a fun way to add a bit of veggies to your cake!

6. Coconut Lime Cheesecake

a slice of a grain-free and oil-free raw vegan coconut lime cheesecake

A delightfully creamy vegan coconut lime cheesecake. Unlike many raw cheesecakes that rely on the use of coconut oil, this recipe is oil-free and uses coconut cream to create a deliciously smooth cake.

7. Raw Lemon Ginger Chia Cheesecake

Raw Lemon Ginger Chia Cheesecake (Free From: gluten & grains, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar)
What goes with lemon, ISN’T poppyseed, but is reminiscent of those delicate little sprinkles? Chia! Add some ginger for good measure, and you’ve got one simple, fresh, and absolutely delicious raw lemon cheesecake on your hands.

8. Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake

Raw Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake (Free from: dairy, gluten & grains, eggs, and refined sugar)

Raw Cranberry Rose Cheesecake (Free from: gluten & grains, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar)

A delicate pink vegan cheesecake with a mix of tangy cranberries and fragrant rose water. Perfect for the holidays or when fresh cranberries are in season.

10. Raw Peach Cheesecake

Raw Peach "Cheesecake" {Free from: dairy, gluten & grains, eggs, and refined sugars}


A creamy, dairy-free peach cheesecake lined with fresh peaches over a nutty crust. Wouldn’t this be the most perfect cake for a bridal shower, wedding, a birthday party, or a summer gathering of some kind? I just love how delicate it looks.

11. Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

raw cranberry orange cheesecake (vegan, gluten-free, paleo, no refined sugar)

This raw vegan cheesecake is a flavorful and festive dessert, full of warm spices and a delicious and refreshing cranberry orange flavor.

12. Nut-Free No-Bake Carrot Cake

raw carrot coconut cake nut-free

A nut-free version of a no-bake vegan carrot cake, topped with a deliciously smooth layer of coconut cream.

13. Pink Pitaya & Rose Cheesecake

Pink Pitaya and Rose Raw Cheesecake (oil-free, dairy-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

A lush, creamy raw cashew cheesecake with beautiful pink dragon fruit powder. An easy way to add a pink hue and some light fruitiness to a raw cake.

14. Pistachio & Orange Blossom Avocado Cake

Pistachio & Orange Blossom Raw Avocado Cake (Free from: dairy, gluten & grains, refined sugar, oils, and with a nut-free option)

An exotic-tasting orange blossom cake made with a creamy avocado base and some beautiful natural pistachio “sprinkles” in the filling.

15. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake {No-Bake and Free From: gluten & grains, dairy, eggs, and refined sugars}

OK, so this one isn’t technically raw (since pumpkin puree is usually cooked), but this pumpkin cheesecake is a big reader favorite cake from the blog and is my ultimate favorite pumpkin dessert to date.

16. Strawberry Cheesecake

Raw Strawberry Cheesecake {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, SCD, Refined Sugar-Free}

A simple creamy vegan cheesecake loaded with strawberries.

17. Maqui Tahini Cheesecake

Maqui Tahini Raw Cheesecake (Free from: dairy, gluten & grains, and refined sugar)

This cheesecake is a lovely way to bring together the unique flavors of tahini and berries.

18. Longan Cheesecake

Longan Fruit Raw Cheesecake (Free From: gluten & grains, dairy, refined sugar)

A unique, gentle cheesecake featuring the delicious Asian longan fruit.

19. Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

raw vegan chocolate hazelnut cake

A delicious raw vegan Nutella-style chocolate hazelnut cheesecake. A lovely alternative for those looking for raw cakes made without cashews.

20. Blue Surf Cake

Blue Surf Cake (Raw, Naturally Colored, and Free From: Dairy, Gluten & Grains, Refined Sugar)

A fun, tasty, blue-themed no-bake cheesecake recipe. Perfect for blue surf, fluffy clouds, or blue galaxies- themed cakes.

More Recipes

This website is chock-full of raw and no-bake vegan cheesecakes of all kinds. Many are nut-free, oil-free, sneakily veggie-filled, and so on. It was so hard to narrow the above list down to the top 20, because they're all lovely and special in their own ways.

If you wanted to browse through the rest of the cakes, check out the main recipes page, and select the terms "cake" + "raw" + "no-bake" to see all the options crop up. You can also further narrow things down by selecting terms like "nut-free" or "chocolate", etc.

And if you wanted even more cake recipes, there are many exclusively contained in my book Unconventional Treats, a huge portion of which is dedicated to raw cake how-tos as well.Happy (un)Baking!

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