paleo raw rainbow cake

Raw Vegan Rainbow Cake!

How pretty is our Raw Vegan Rainbow Cake? Um. Yes. It’s amazing. It’s pretty and it’s oh so delicious. We got all our fresh fruit from our local Supabarn (we really do love Supabarn AKA local, epic grocery store). 

There’s a whole bunch of layers to this cake and you seriously have to whack this on your ‘to make’ list right. THIS. SECOND! 

paleo raw vegan rainbow cake

Did you do it?

We reckon that this is the perfect cake to celebrate the start of 2016! Hooray! Happy 2016!

We love new years. New weeks. New days. New hair. New recipes. New beginnings! 

How can you make 2016 the best year of your life so far? Have a think for 2 minutes and write it down… heck, if you wanna share it, post a comment on this blog post! We’d love to read all about your plans for best year evers.

paleo raw vegan rainbow cake

Our plan to create the best year ever is to host EPIC Make Life Merry Challenges (you should join our January challenge because that would be oh so fun if you were there… it starts SOON!), move to the ocean, travel often and laugh a heck of a lot! 

Sound good? Yep. Sounds AHHH-freaking-mazing!

paleo raw vegan rainbow cake

Plus, this Raw Vegan Rainbow Cake being part of our 2016 pretty much means that it’s already the best year that there ever was. It’s like magic, fairy, unicorn, rainbow cake. 

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

p.s reminding you all… this is a treat and high in fructose. Not for everyday 😛 just special somedays!

p.p.s did you know we share FREE online Yoga and Pilates classes?! You can try them out HERE. 


Get merry app

Paleo Raw Vegan Rainbow Cake
Serves 12
Prep Time
2 hr
Prep Time
2 hr
Stuff you need
For the base
  1. 1 cup shredded coconut
  2. 1 cup macadamias (or your favourite nut)
  3. 1/2 cup pitted dates (soaked for at least 10 mins in boiling water and drained)
  4. 1 tbs. coconut oil
  5. pinch of salt
for the filling
  1. 3 cups raw cashews (soaked in water for at least 2 hours, drained and rinsed)
  2. 2 cups coconut milk (canned)
  3. 3/4 cup coconut oil
  4. 1/3 cup rice malt syrup (or preferred natural sweetener)
  5. 1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract
for the colours in the layers
  1. 1 cup raspberries (fresh or thaw if frozen)
  2. 1 cup blueberries (fresh or thaw if frozen)
  3. 1 cup chopped papaya (about 1/2 a small papaya)
  4. 1 cup mango chopped (about 1)
  5. 1 kiwi fruit chopped
  6. 1 tsp. matcha powder (or spirulina)
Now what
  1. Line the base of a 20 cm (8 inch) spring form cake tin with baking paper and grease the edges with a little coconut oil.
  2. Start with the base, place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and whiz until nice and smooth.
  3. Transfer into the prepared cake tin and press the base down, making sure you press it out evenly, covering the entire base.
  4. Place in to the freezer.
  5. Now to start with the filling.
  6. Drain and rinse the cashews and place them into a food processor or blender along with the coconut milk, coconut oil and vanilla, whiz until smooth.
  7. Add the rice malt syrup to the blender and whiz slowly on low speed until combined.
  8. Pour out 4 cups of the mixture into a bowl. You should be left with about a cup of mixture in the blender.
  9. Add the chopped papaya into the blender, whiz until nice and smooth.
  10. Pour on top of the base, smooth out the top and place into the freezer for 2-5 minutes.
  11. Don't worry about rinsing the blender and transfer 1 cup of mixture into the blender, along with the blueberries. Whiz till smooth.
  12. Pour blueberry mix on top of papaya mix, smooth out the top and place into the freezer for 2-5 minutes.
  13. Rinse the blender and add 1 cup of filling mixture into the blender along with chopped kiwi fruit and matcha powder. Whiz until smooth.
  14. Pour kiwi mix on top of blueberry mix, smooth out the top and place into the freezer for 2-5 minutes.
  15. Don't worry about rinsing the blender, add 1 cup of filling mixture along with the raspberries into the blender. Whiz until smooth.
  16. Pour raspberry mix on top of kiwi mix, smooth out the top and place into the freezer for 2-5 minutes.
  17. Rinse the blender for this layer and add the rest (about 1 cup) of the filling mixture along with the mango into the blender. Whiz until smooth.
  18. Pour mango mix on top of raspberry mix, smooth out the top and place into the freezer for 2 hours.
  19. Take out of the freezer, cut in to slices with a hot knife and enjoy!
  20. Store leftovers in the freezer and thaw out as required! YUM and oh so pretty!
Merrymaker tip
  1. Don't wanna do all the layers? Pick your fave colour, add extra fruit and just do one layer!
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 Thanks to Supabarn for supplying all the ingredients for this DELICIOUS Paleo Raw Vegan Rainbow Cake! Read more about how we work with brands HERE!

Comments 26

  1. Ooooo! Looks epic. Do you think I could halve the recipe or is it possible some off the ratios would change eg less than half the amounts of liquids etc?

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    You can definitely half it 🙂 the layers will just be smaller but if you use a smaller cake tin this would make thicker layers! YAY! YUM!

  3. Hi Emma and Carla, thanks for this recipe and site! I found u guys when searching google for “fiji accomodation paleo” i think we’ll be booking a trip! I make a similar cake with strawberries for the filling and always make a bit too much so i can freeze into popsicles – i can imagine how awsome this is going to taste! Will definitely be making this ????

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    Hi Leticia! How funny that you found us that way! WE LOVE IT! 🙂 Those popsicles sound soooo yum! When you make the cake, let us know how it goes! We hope you enjoy your trip to Fiji! It is the most wonderful place 🙂 e + c

  5. Hi there merrymakers.

    I am looking for birthday cake ideas for my son, i thought this would be perfect but he said he would like a star wars shaped cake!!! Do you have recipes for a cake and icing that might be sturdy enough shape into something star wars like,lol. Preferably not chocolate. I think i might have to make this for my birthday instead, it looks fantastic!

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    Hi Sharon! Hehe! Ooo a star wars cake… hmmmm! What kind of shape will it be?! Hehe that is so tough! It might be best to do a slice/brownie kind of thing?? We’re not sure our mudcake would be sturdy enough is all! 🙂

  7. Hi Ladies
    I’m not a fan of Papaya so could you suggest something else to replace it as I would like all the layers as the colours are so pretty. Thanks

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    Hi Amber, macadamias are a good swap however a bit more expensive. So you could always half the cake and use a small tin just in case 🙂 YUM!

  10. Oh, this looks epic! I will be making that for our next work morning tea (we have LOTS of these) and everyone will love me! Even more!!

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  12. If I make this the day before, do I store it in the fridge or freezer prior to the event?

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  14. This looks so awesome and pretty – like eating a rainbow! Thanks for recipe and inspiration, will make it for when my parents come visit next week! X, Kat

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  16. Hi girls, My son is allergic to coconut (and many other things, but he can have all the rest of ingredients in this recipe), what can I substitute it with (so coconut oil and shredded coconut).
    Thanks very much

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    Hey Houda! Thanks for your question 🙂 you can substitute the shredded coconut for any other nut/seed 🙂 as for the coconut oil, this really helps the cake set, so we’re always wary to suggest something otherwise… however, extra nut butter or regular butter might work! 🙂 it just won’t be as creamy 🙂

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  21. Any ideas on nut substitutions? We can’t have any nuts 🙁 makes it very hard to make treats 🙁

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