In case you’ve been looking for the ultimate raw comforting delight, this might just be it!
It’s a moistly-creamy cake that will fill your house with the scent of coziness and so-needed warmth.
I personally LOVE to have mandarins around the house all year round, but in the cold months their presence is extra special. I like to peel them and leave the peels lying around in the kitchen, as this fills the room with this extra comforting aroma of Christmas being just around the corner. I’ve already mentioned how much I ADORE a zesty lemony cream, so the combination of both is the ultimate guilt-free indulgence to give into after a busy day/week.
This heavenly sweet simple raw carrot cake is easy to prepare, immensely satisfying with its subtle citrus sweetness and tart lemon cream that balances it out perfectly.
The yellowy texture gives joy to the eyes, teasing the taste buds as it is achieved by adding a pinch of turmeric and a hint of ginger. So, on top of being superbly delicious, this raw vegan dessert has mild detoxifying qualities too.
Simple, healthy, and heavenly sweet with absolutely no added guilt. What more can you ask for?
For the carrot cake, ensure that as much juice from the grated carrots have been squeezed out. Combine all the ingredients for the cake in a food processor, and process until well combined. Form into whatever shape you want. If it is a bit too wet, add a bit more walnuts or alternatively dehydrate for a couple of hours.
To make the lemon cream, blend everything but the coconut oil. Once very smooth, add the coconut oil. To brighten the color add some turmeric powder. This really depends on how much color or gingery taste you want to add. I think I must’ve added around 1/2 teaspoon. Set aside.
Start with a carrot cake layer, and put a dollop of cream on top. Build up each of the layers whatever way you’d like. Top with cranberries and walnuts.
More reasons to LOVE mandarins (and enjoy this cake to the fullest)
According to research, mandarins are fruits that cannot contain nitrates, because the citric acid in them acts as a destroyer of harmful compounds. Citric acid acts as a cleansing ingredient that enters into biochemical reactions with nitrates and kills toxins.Therefore,mandarins are great to use in detox and cleansing diets.
The regular consumption of mandarins protects against the development of dementia and cognitive disorders. Mandarins are an excellent remedy for cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to recent research. Rich in vitamin A, mandarins support the immune system and very healthy for the eyes, while the bromine they contain is important for the nervous system.
The terpene substance contained in their skin has a strong antitumor effect and prevents against asthma, while Vitamin K is essential for the elasticity of blood vessels.
Mandarins are also rich in flavonoids and especially the plant pigment known as nobiletin, which helps in the prevention of obesity and atherosclerosis – plaque deposition on the walls of the arteries, which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Results of testing have shown that the consumption of larger quantities of the fruit has reduced the accumulation of fat tissue in the abdominal cavity and liver.
Mandarins are also widely used in the cosmetics industry. Their skins are being used to extract essential oils, which are also excellent for aroma therapy. It is believed that tangerine can soothe and disinfected. It helps to activate the mental activity and enhance concentration.
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