Raw roulade

'Raw roulade' (gluten free, refined sugar free and suitable for vegans)


This is a lovely raw vegan treat that is reminiscent of a childhood fave, the cadburys mini roll.



1 cup of ground almonds

1/2 cup of oats (ground to oat flour)

8 pitted Medjool dates

2 tbsp cacao powder

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tbsp liquid sweetner (maple syrup, coconut blossom nectar, agave etc)

Pinch of salt.

Optional if needed: 1-2 tbsps of water to help the mixture come together.


For the vanilla filling:

1 cup of cashew nuts soaked in water for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

3 tbsp water

1 can of coconut milk (stored in the fridge over night, use the set part at the top of the can only).

1-2 tbsp of liquid sweetener e.g maple syrup 

1 tsp vanilla extract



Blend almonds and oats in a food processor until they reach a floury consistency.

Add the dates, liquid sweetener, coconut oil and cacao powder and blend until it forms a smooth dough.

If the mixture is a little dry add a teaspoon of water at a time and blend again until it sticks together when pressed between your fingers.

Put the dough in between two pieces of greaseproof paper. Press down flat and then using a rolling pin, roll out into a flat even rectangle.

Put in to the fridge to set a little while making the filling.



In a high speed blender or food processor, blend the soaked, drained cashew nuts with a few tablespoons of water. This may take a few minutes depending on strength of blender.

Add the coconut milk, vanilla, liquid sweetener and blend again until it's beautifully smooth.

Transfer to a bowl, cover and leave to firm up a little in the fridge for a least an hour.

Remove base and filling from the fridge. Spread an even layer of the filling over the base leaving a 1cm border around the edges.

Carefully roll the cake up using the greaseproof paper to help. Twist the edges of the paper tightly to look like a Christmas cracker and place in the freezer to set.

Remove from the freezer about 30 mins before needed, slice and enjoy.