Have your raw cake and eat it!

I’ve been working on a really exciting project and now am finally launching it this weekend. It’s simply called Lilly’s Cakes.

Raw vegan cakes that are sugar and wheat free. How can it be?! Such magical words and such delicious cakes! Coconut oil is my new butter. Dates are my new sugar and flours have been replaced with nuts and seeds. I’ve been making cakes and various sweet treats for my two little boys for a while now and came across a raw carrot cake recipe that I just kept making and they just kept demanding. I soon began to experiment myself with the whole raw ‘baking’ technique and now this weekend will be launching them at the Alternative Bread Company stall in The English Market, Cork.

DSC_0253Family and friends have been my willing guinea pigs for the past few months and are complete converts. One sister even claims that her hair has become shinier and thicker due to her love of the Hemp and Hazelnut brownies! Her hair does look quite amazing lately… So if you’re in Cork on Saturday come along and taste some, I’ll be there from 10:30 on giving out samples. They will be for sale at the ABC bread stall from now on. Hurray!

So without further ado let me introduce you:

Hemp and Hazelnut Brownie

Protein rich hemp laced brownie with oats, cacao and cashew nuts, studded with crunchy hazelnut pieces

Coconut, Chia and Cacao (nut free)

Coconut, Chia, Linseed and Sunflower seeds topped with cacao ganache and coconut flakes

Toffee, Sea salt & Cacao

Creamy cashew and date toffee, studded with crunchy buckwheat groats, topped with rich cacao ganache and sprinkled with Irish Atlantic sea salt .

Lemon and Poppy Seed

Almonds, coconut and lemon topped with a creamy coconut and orange blossom honey icing and a sprinkling of organic poppy seeds


If you get to taste some then let me know what you think! Feedback over the past while has been so useful. I’ve learned that lemon cake lovers need more lemon than you can believe and sugar fiends find what they need in the toffee square!

Have a lovely weekend!

Lilly x

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12 Responses to Have your raw cake and eat it!

  1. jennie says:

    they look delicious lilly. cant wait for my next road trip to cork

    • Lilly Higgins says:

      Thanks Jennie! I’ll have to pop into you in Goodness Cakes for some raw treats in Galway next time I’m there, so good to have guilt free treats x

  2. Catherine says:

    I picked up the toffee and the coconut ones in the market today. They were delicious Lilly!! It was a real treat to yummy vegan cakes in Cork.

    • Lilly Higgins says:

      That’s great to hear Catherine thanks! The toffee & sea salt is definitely my favourite, delighted to finally be sharing them!x

  3. These all sound right up our alley, drooling just reading this! What a fantastic new selection of bakes, hope they’re a success for you 🙂

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  5. Fiona says:


    I had the toffee, sea salt & cacao cake on Saturday and I was so surprised at how delicious they were. I was a bit sceptical about the whole “Raw” thing and thought that surely it must taste different or less like a treat. I was wrong. It was moist, complex, flavourful and really a delight.


    • Lilly Higgins says:

      Hi Fiona,
      That’s so great to hear! Thank you and delighted you enjoy them, I’m totally addicted to the toffee and sea salt one!

  6. Tara Mundow says:

    Down in Cork on weekend of 2nd May…. can’t wait to try some out!

  7. Dee Keane says:

    Hi Lily,
    These look great – only just heard about them. Are they gluten free. Thanks, Dee.

    • Lilly Higgins says:

      Hi Dee,
      Yes they’re all gluten free and I use gluten free oats for the hazelnut & hemp brownies.

  8. Katerina says:

    Hi Lilly!!! are the recipes for these delicious looking healthy treats published in any of your books….or will be published?….for those unfortunate ones that will probably never make it to Cork!!!:(

    Katerina xx

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