Rawsome Vegan Baking: Review + Giveaway


A day without a sweet treat is a very sad day in my world. And while I rarely make raw desserts, I was delighted at the opportunity to review Emily von Euw’s first book, Rawsome Vegan Baking. If you follow her beautiful blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, you know that she has a knack for creating delectable raw treats from wholesome ingredients. Layered cakes, sandwich cookies, peanut butter cups, fruit tarts…

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Photo by Amy Gedgaudas

First off, the photography is absolutely enticing. Flipping through the pages marking recipes will leave you wondering how it’s even possible to not make every single treat in one go. I had a difficult time narrowing my picks down to three recipes for this review. But I managed! Let’s get started, shall we?

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Photo by Amy Gedgaudas

I have a weakness for chocolate and peanut butter, so these Chocolate Nut Butter Cups caught my attention immediately. They couldn’t be easier to make and the rich, homemade dark chocolate shell complements the creamy center nicely. I sprinkled cacao nibs and coarse sea salt over the tops, as suggested in the recipe. I also made my batch in cupcake liners, making them big enough to share with fellow sweets enthusiasts.

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Photo by Amy Gedgaudas

Next, I opted for the Rawdical Raisin Cacao Cookies with Oats – a twist on traditional oatmeal raisin cookies. I was surprised at how yummy these nutritious cookie balls were, especially straight out of the fridge. They are the perfect size for a pre or post workout treat. I am planning on making a batch to bring along on my next hiking excursion as an alternative to granola bars.

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Photo by Amy Gedgaudas

And of course, I saved the best, most elaborate treat for last. What you see above is also featured on the cover of the book: Triple-Threat Chocolate Cake with Avocado Cacao Ganache & Chocolate Ginger Sauce. It’s a mouthful for sure. I was intimidated. Some convincing from a friend encouraged me to go for it. While there are several steps and a dose of patience involved, the end result is well worth the time and effort. I mean, it’s CAKE! Chile and ginger powders add a subtle kick of spice and avocados deliver much-needed healthy fats. Make this for someone special.

If you love sweets, you’ve got to get yourself a copy of this book. I see myself spending more time in the kitchen next week so I can make all the other recipes I marked.

Win a Copy of Rawsome Vegan Desserts

We can’t keep all these delicious treats to ourselves so we’re helping one of you sweet lovers get your hands on a copy. Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and promise that you’ll at least try to share your delectable dishes. All we can do is try, right? Good Luck! (Open to U.S. residents only.)

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  1. dhruti

    Can’t wait to try these recipes and spread the word. Vegan myself.

  2. Tina.

    I would so love a copy of this book. I made Rawsome Vegan’s pumpkin pie for last Thanksgiving, and it was delicious.

  3. Wow! These all look so yummy! I would love to get this.

  4. I wanna see what savory stuff Emily can raw-itize next! I just made her raw curry and it was amazing.
    I’ve also made a million of her desserts and all of them have been incredible. Emily is kind of my favorite person ever, and I want this book super bad. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Beth

    She’s practically rawified everything I love!!! Hmm creamy chocolate mints!?

  6. That cake looks amazing!

  7. I would love to see a pecan or pumpking pie be rawsomeized

  8. Kherina

    I am new to this and I’ve been hearing a lot of great reviews about the book! :D

  9. Whoopie pies would be awesome.

  10. I’d love to see a raw strawberry rhubarb pie in time for summer :)

  11. Celeste

    Emily has pretty much raw-ified everything I could want! this book of raw vegan desserts would make me very happy :)

  12. Jo

    Raw-ified mooncakes :)

  13. Jess

    Emily has made such a variety of awesome raw foods that I can’t think of anything she hasn’t tackled. I need to try more of her main courses, though.

  14. Yummy! I can’t wait to try these recipes and share with my family and friends! This looks awesome!

  15. Ceridwen

    Oh no!!! So sad I can’t get this in UK :-( this book looks fabulous!

  16. Dean

    Can’t beat the beets… hoping for more sweet beet desserts (and/or savory dishes).

  17. turtlemoon

    wow!!! this looks drool worthy!

  18. Kelsey Crowe

    Banana pudding!

  19. Cathryn G

    I can’t wait for Emily to focus on more savory raw entrees next

  20. Adam

    every picture and recipe I’ve seen from this book so far looks amazing! I definitely need to add a raw dessert book like this to my vegan cookbook collection :)

  21. Jenn

    I’d love to see her rawsomeize Mac n Cheese. I don’t think it can be done well…

  22. Deanna

    Just about everything raw!

  23. stacy

    Any kind of chocolate dessert would be yummy

  24. Cyndie Jackson

    Look forward to sharing with friends at work and dance class!!!!

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