Raw Papaya Cake and Chocolate Ice Cream

The other day, my child asked me if I could make some cake and ice cream.   So, I went to my pantry and freezer to see what I could whip up.  I wanted to make something healthy and delicious for us, so I decided to make it raw!  This was perfect because I had just re-stocked my pantry with raw nuts and fruits.

The “cake” is more like a raw-vegan blondie.  It is soft and chewy with a hint of fruit and a little crunch.  The “ice cream” is like chocolate soft serve ice cream with a banana-base flavor.  Both are delicious and we just love them together.

Note: this is a large batch.  This can serve up to 6 people, so if you have leftovers, store them in the freezer.

This kinda reminds me of my raw vegan chocolate brownie/cake post (one of my first posts).

Ingredients for the papaya cake:

  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup of apricot seeds
  • 1/2 cup of macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup of dried papaya
  • 12 pitted medjool dates
  • 3 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla (all natural-alcohol free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Ingredients for the Chocolate “Ice Cream”:

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup of frozen berries (I used a mixture of black berries, blue berries, and raspberries)
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons of raw almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of all natural vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons of raw agave
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder (I just used 3 tablespoons.  But if you like dark chocolate, add another tablespoon of cacao)
  • unsweetened shredded coconut for topping (optional)

Note: if you don’t have the nuts listed above, you can substitute it for other raw nuts such as cashews, Brazil nuts, etc.


  1. Soak nuts in distilled water for a few hours.
  2. Drain nuts and place in the food processor with all of the papaya cake ingredients (almonds, apricot seeds, macadamia, dried papaya, dates, flax seeds, vanilla, and cinnamon).
  3. Blend in the food processor for a few minutes. 
  4. Put the nut/papaya/date mixture into a pan and pack it tightly.  *Mine pan  was a 5′ x 8′ pan*
  5. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  6. Now you are ready to make the “ice cream”.
  7. Place all of the “ice cream” ingredients (frozen bananas, avocado, almond butter, frozen berries, vanilla, raw cacao, and raw agave) in your Vitamix or other high power blender.
  8. Blend for a minute until it looks like soft serve ice cream.
  9. Plate your “cake” and top it off with your chocolate “ice cream”.
  10. Top it off with some shredded coconut (optional).
  11. Enjoy!

I served the raw cake and ice cream with bananas per my daughter's request.

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