Guest Post: Sweet Potato Cake with Lemon Frosting

DAY 22

Yes it is! Day 22 of the 30 Day Raw Vegan Detox Challenge. We only have 7 days left, as it’s the close of Day 22. Who wants to do a 7 Day Raw Vegan Detox and send us off with a bang? Be sure to check out both Christine @justglowingwithhealth and me @hpesthetics  on INSTAGRAM and tag us with your food pics if you are going Raw. If 7 Days is still too much for you, may be you can try 3 Days. Keep us posted and tell us how you are doing!

Day 22 of 30 Day Raw Vegan Detox Challenge

This morning I made a big Cacao and Mixed Baby Greens Smoothie. 

Mixed Baby Greens (2 cups)
Bananas (2 peeled)
Almond Butter (3 TBS)
Cacao Powder (1 TBS)
Cacao Nibs (1 TBS)
Coconut Water (3 Cups)

For Snack I shared a plate of fresh Lychee with a friend after some volunteer work. I’ve never eaten a fresh Lychee. It has a peel and a pit, both are easy to remove. The sweet juice flavor is remarkable. Be sure to try some if you have the opportunity to find them fresh.


For a second snack, I had the rest of my veggie sticks and black olive dip from yesterday.

I had really been eyeing Christine’s Carrot Cake recipe from the other day. But I didn’t have all the same ingredients. So I made a spin on her recipe, Sweet Potato Morning Glory Cake with a Lemon Frosting. It was such a great dinner!

Sweet Potato Cake with Lemon Frosting


For the frosting:

Cashews ( 1  1/4 cup, soaked 6+ hours, drained and rinsed)
Vanilla Powder (1/2 tsp)
Lemon (juice of 2 1/2)
Lemon (zest of 1)
Dates (4 Medjool, pitted)
Agave Nectar (3 TBSP)

Sweet Potato Cake with Lemon Frosting

In a high-speed blender blend all the above ingredients. (If using a Vitamix you will probably have to scrape down the sides several times with a spatula.  It may take up to five minutes to get it blended.)  Pour into a small bowl and set aside.

Sweet Potato Cake with Lemon Frosting

Sweet Potato Morning Glory Cake:

Pink Lady Apple (1 apple cored and rough chopped)
Throw Apple in the Food Processor and pulse til it resembles Granola

Sweet Potato Pulp (2 Peeled and Juiced, use the pulp only)
Pecans (1/2 cup, soaked 6+ hours, drained & rinsed)
Dates (1/2 cup medjool, pitted – approx. 7 dates)
Golden Raisins (1/2 Cup)
Coconut (1/2 cup shredded)

Ginger (1 inch hunk peeled)
Vanilla Powder (1 tsp)
Cinnamon (2 tsp)

Sweet Potato Cake With Lemon Frosting

Add the all the ingredients into the Food Processor WITH the ground apple and pulse until it becomes a coarse sticky mix.  Make sure not to over process.

Line an 8×8 glass baking dish with wax paper.  Press the mix evenly into the dish, place in freezer for about 45 minutes. Take out of the freezer and frost generously.  Sprinkle cinnamon and top with golden raisins…. This would be so good with some Dandy Blend tea or a cup of coffee.  

Comment: The Lemon frosting could be used in so many ways. It will definitely be a staple in my home for sweet treats.

Heather Petersen





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  1. Manuela on June 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Love the lemon frosting 😉

    • Manuela on June 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Have you tried the frosting with other nuts besides cashews? I’m not supposed to have cashews, even though ….

  2. HP on June 6, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Hi Manuela, it’s funny you ask that because I’m not really supposed to have mango or cashews as they are from the same family but all of the recipes I’ve been looking at call for Cashews as the base and I haven’t had time to experiment. I would imagine soaking any nut with a mild flavor and using it instead would be okay. I have also seen coconut butter and coconut oil used as a fat/cream in many recipes. I’m not supposed to use oils during the 30 day cleanse so I’ve been using nuts and avocado for fat/cream. The fun thing about eating raw is that you can try substituting whatever you like and you automatically make it your own creation. We would love to hear from you whenever you alter one of our recipes and let us know how it turns out!

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