To be honest, the first thing I thought of was a raw vegan volcano brownie. You know with the fudge that oozes out of the middle. That seemed like a neat challenge to set myself. However, the only "vegetable" that I would be adding would be avocado. Yes, technically a fruit. In my mind it's a vegetable but the husband disagreed.
Moving on. I decided to look up a list of aphrodisiacs to see if any inspiration struck. For some reason I had my heart set on a raw dessert. When I saw that carrots were supposedly an aphrodisiac I had my mind made up.
Raw Vegan Carrot Cake with Cashew Cheeze Frosting and Caramel Sauce
I'm not so good at decorating the plate. That and agave is runny.
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup pinenuts
2 Tlb. cashews
1/t tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ginger
3 prunes, soaked for 5-10 minutes in warm water
3 dried apricots, soaked for 5-10 minutes in warm water
2 Tlb. raisins, soaked for 5-10 minutes in warm water
1 Tlb. shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 medium carrot
In your food processor grind up the nuts and spices until crumbly. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a sticky mass. Oil a heart cookie cutter and fill with cake filling. Put in the fridge to cool while you make the frosting.
1/4 cup cashews
1 Tlb. agave nectar
1 tsp. coconut oil
Process until smooth. If you'd like a smoother consistancy cashew butter would work instead of cashews.
Slide the heart cookie cutter up but not all the way off. Frost cake and then remove cookie cutter.
2 Tlb. agave nectar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
generous pinch cinnamon
2-4 Tlb. walnuts
Mix together agave, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in the walnuts to coat. Place desired walnuts on cake and drizzle with caramel.
Makes 2 small cakes.