Creamy Raw Vegan Lemon, Macqui & Strawberry Ice Cream Cakes

It's been a while since I made a raw cake but do you blame me! I feel like the past 1.5 years has almost been a ride off! As most of you might already know I had a baby 6 months ago. For 6 months of my pregnancy I was pretty much bed ridden with severe morning sickness, had the baby and have been non stop since! If I'm not chasing my 4 year around, I'm nursing Bub.. It's been quite a challenge getting in the kitchen to make all my favourite treats. I feel that's slowly changing now having scheduled the husbo to daddy day care.. ;)

Anyhoo.. more about this cake! As the title states, it's RAW, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, SUPER CREAMY, full of amazing SUPERFOOD goodness and is the perfect healthy alternative to dairy & sugary Laden Icecream.

Macqui Berry is one of my absolute favourite superfoods for the following reasons;

  • Antioxidants - Macqiu berries are super potent in antioxidants
  • Skin Food - The ultimate skin food! Due to the high levels of Antioxidants (several times higher than Acai), This superfood is a great anti ageing supplement and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age blemishes
  • Lung Health - Can help with Lung health and respiratory damage caused by inflammation and oxidative stress
  • Weight Loss - Macqui berries help flush the toxins from your system and have an overall positive impact on your metabolism and the digestive system. They may also help with food absorption thus making it easier for your body to metaboilse fat rather store it!

Now onto the most important part, the recipe!


Base Ingredients
  • 7 Medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup flax meal (Ground Flaxseeds)
  • 1 tbs rice malt syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
Lemon Layer Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews (pre-soaked for 3-4 hours/drained)
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (omit if your not a fan of lemon)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (add 1-2 tbs more if you prefer a little sweeter)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • (OPTIONAL – 1 tbs lucuma powder)
Macqui/Strawberry layer ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews (pre soaked for 3-4 hours/drained)
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup pure maple or rice malt syrup (1-2 tbs more if you prefer sweeter)
  • 1 tbs macqui berry powder


Base Method
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until sticky. Press into the base of silicone cupcake moulds
Lemon layer method
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until very smooth and creamy .
  2. Pour over base
Macqui/Strawberry layer method
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until very smooth and creamy .
  2. Pour over lemon layer
  3. Freeze for 4+ hours

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