Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place apples in food processor by themselves. Process them very briefly - just to reduce them to littler chunks - about the size of pieces of popped popcorn. Leave apples in food processor.
  • 2. Now add all cake ingredients into food processor. Process briefly and slowly, stopping to monitor the process. You want to get the texture seen in the above pictures - you want to be able to see small chunks of apple, walnuts, raisins etc. Do not over-process!
  • 3. Press cake down into a cake pan or square baking dish firmly. 
  • 4. Place all icing ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • 5. Ice cake.
  • 6. Refrigerate your raw apple walnut cake for at least two hours. The cake and the icing will both harden up a bit in the fridge.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This raw apple walnut cake is inspired by my popular raw carrot cake recipe, but this recipe is made with apples instead of carrots and has some other minor tweaks, like less water, more spices and no sunflower seeds. One of the reasons that I love both the apple walnut cake and the carrot cake is for three reasons: (1) they are not too heavy tasting (2) so nice and moist! (3) they keep really well in the fridge and you can make them in advance for a party.

This recipe keeps surprisingly well - for 4 days or so. You can make this in advance and it holds its shape and does not get soggy (provided that you did not overprocess the cake). In fact, I actually think it tastes better as a leftover! You really must refrigerate it for at least two hours, or ideally even longer so that it will hold its shape and be easy to cut.

This recipe should always be kept in the fridge.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 66 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, and Riboflavin.

Amounts per 101 g (4 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 403 16 %
Protein 9 g 15 %
Fat 30 g 37 %
Carbohydrates 33 g 10 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 15 %
Sugars 19 g
Calcium 58 mg 6 %
Iron 2.6 mg 20 %
Sodium 8 mg
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Ah, confession time. Glad you love this, Annie! :)

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Bella's Review

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Absolutely delicious. I used pecans as my husband has a thing with walnuts smelling and tasting rancid even when I have just bought them. He only wants to eat them when they are freshly cracked. He told me to give it a ten star rating,I explained it only goes up to 5. Great for dessert or cake.

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This tastes divine. Only trouble is that it is very crumbly. You couldn't eat it without a fork. Although the ingredients were pretty well chopped up, perhaps I should try processing them even finer next time. And, there definitely will be a next time!

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DonnyBoy's Review

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Incredibly simple to make. Fresh and light and moist - just perfect!

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Glad you liked this one, Donny! I like the moistness factor too. It's cake-like!

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the pdf print lin!k does not even open up. I printed it via my computer and like I feared, printed 15 pages it included all these comments ( this is way tooo much paper) and all those pics came out, using tons of my ink :(((( very sad

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Hi Shelly :)

The PDF benefit is only available to members of The Rawtarian's Kitchen. You are welcome to become a member. Once you become a member, you will get access to 100+ addition recipes, over 60 members-only video tutorials, courses, all my ebooks, PDF button, and much more :) You can join here: www.therawtarian.com/TRK

For non-members, you can copy the recipe and then paste it into Word and then print from there. :)

Hope this makes sense!

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This cake looks so yummy, and I am so making it. The question I have is in regards to the nutrition of this cake. How much omega 3 is in 1 serving, there is omega 3 in walnuts, isn't there?

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Hi Shelley Anne,

This is a tasty one! I definitely recommend making it.

Although I have tons of nutritional info in the nutritional section, I don't calculate the omega 3 info for my recipes. I would love to, but I've gotta draw the line somewhere.

As you mentioned, I believe walnuts are a great source of Omega 3s though! Plus, it's tasty cake ;)

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Melissa Hasson's Review

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I made this a few days ago and I can not believe how much it tastes like real cake to me only so much more satisfying. When I get a craving for something sweet I now have a solution that is nutritious and delicious. I am trying the lemon bars next--thank you so much!

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I'm sooo glad you enjoyed this cake, Melissa! Hope you love the lemon bars, too! :)

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Amanda
I assume you peel the apples

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I'm assuming the recipe uses unsweetened coconut?

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Definitely, Maribeth! :)

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Janice 's Review

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I made these! Easy and delisous!

Thanks

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Perfect, Janice. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Hi, Can I freeze this recipe?

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Hi Annie, yes! Just defrost in fridge before eating! :)

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AnnieL, I bet you can freeze this. I have frozen the carrot cake as well as the apple bread.

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You are right, Janace! :)

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patmarquard's Review

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Ok. This had me roaring. I finished making it in the food processor and took off the lid and ate a spoonful. It was very good and so I called in my 11 year old son. He tasted it and stood there looking at me quizzically and said that it tasted very familiar. Then exclaimed that it tasted just like charoset. I am having it for lunch tomorrow without the icing.

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Well, that is interesting. I had to google charoset! Glad you like it! :)

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Theresa's Review

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The flavour was so delicious!

Could I add some walmut meal to the base, as it was extremely moist and didn't hold very well. Or some other ingredient/s?

I added the tiniest bit of coconut oil to the icing bc I was scared it wouldnt hold together, but it worked a treat. Perhaps i could add a bit to the base? Or squeeze out some of the juice from the apple?

Thanks

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A great trick for absorbing excess liquid is to use a tiny bit psyllium husk. The base shouldn't have been too liquidy though, unless you over-processed it? :)
Also, walnut meal will work okay, but perhaps some chia seeds or psyllium husk would work better.

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Theresa's Review

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Thank you so much for your quick reply!

I will try the chia seeds and see how that goes! :-)

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Where did the icing ingredient list go?! :(

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Hi Tonya! It's listed under the cake ingredients. Let me know if you still can't see it!

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Hi can I ask if you need to peel the apples ?

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