Raw cakes: Why are they expensive?
Raw cakes are a guaranteed way to get healthy nutrients into your body without having to sacrifice the deliciousness of desserts, but when compared to store-bought cakes, their higher price can often put people off.
At The Raw Passion we wanted to take a closer look at why they cost more and the price-vs-benefits of raw and regular cakes. Especially when you consider that ‘cost’ doesn’t always refer to your bank balance; it can also refer to your family’s health and wellbeing.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you’ve got a celebration coming up that needs a cake, your first thought might be to pop down to one of the big-brand supermarkets. Their cakes are pre-made and really affordable…some would say suspiciously affordable. And now there’s a little voice inside your head saying “I feel like there’s probably a catch here” – and, of course, there is.
These things are jam-packed full of artificial preservatives, colorants, and mass-produced ingredients that you might not be massively enthusiastic about feeding to your kids. After reading the seemingly endless list of unrecognisable ingredients, you quietly place the cake back on the shelf and slowly walk back your car, defeated and cakeless.
What about custom made bakery cakes?
You start toying with the idea of getting a custom cake from a bakery. It costs quite a lot more than the store-bought ones (you’re talking around $60-70), but there is a bit more flexibility from their end. You can usually request the basics in terms of dietary requirements, such as vegan or gluten free, for instance. But if you’re looking for a nutrient-rich cake, say one without refined sugar that is 100% plant based, then that baker is probably going to chase you out of their shop with a rolling pin.
Raw cakes: What you get for your money
With raw cakes you are guaranteed 100% plant-based ingredients that your body will love. By their very nature these cakes are gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free, contain exactly zero artificial ingredients, preservatives, or refined sugars, and most importantly, taste delicious.
Compared to their store-bought counterparts, all this goodness does come at a higher cost and that’s down to the high-quality ingredients used in the recipes. At The Raw Passion, 95% of our ingredients are organic, and you’ll know from your own grocery shopping experience that organic doesn’t come cheap. Saying that, we are passionate about making healthy desserts accessible, which is why we are the cheapest amongst our competitors, with our cakes costing a very reasonable $55. That’s less than most regular custom cakes, and you’re getting so much safe, natural goodness for your money.
Our cakes are sweetened with monk fruit which means they are also suitable for diabetics. Now, where can a diabetic shopper find a range of healthy and delicious desserts on the market?
Is there a one-stop shop where people can find great-tasting, handmade cakes that cater for gluten and dairy intolerances? Also no. People who care about their health and nutrition will not find any other cakes like this on the market, and it’s so exciting to be able to provide this much-needed service.
Family (and freezer) friendly
It might be that you’re only having a friend round for coffee, and buying a whole cake seems like a lot of expense. The great advantage of raw cakes is that they can be cut into slices and frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months! This means that you can buy a whole cake for $55, which will give you 8 slices for less than $7 per slice, all with the added benefit of treating yourself whenever you like without having to worry about waste.
If you consider that people are happy to pay $8-$12 for a traditional slice in restaurants, getting a 100% healthy, organic, and plant-based slice for $6.88 doesn’t seem like an unreasonable price to pay after all.
Your piece of cake comes with peace of mind
We believe that no matter your diet or dietary restrictions everyone should be able to indulge and eat delicious, beautiful, wholesome treats; not only on your birthday, but all year round.
All of our cakes are made from scratch, using only the highest quality ingredients in their most natural form. With raw cakes, there is no need to change the chemistry of real ingredients by heating or baking them, losing those valuable nutrients and their amazing natural flavors. This makes our raw desserts an affordable investment, one that brings returns in the form of health, wellbeing, and a little indulgence. And once you try one of our delicious cakes, you’ll soon discover that you don’t have to sacrifice flavour to be happy and healthy; with us you really can have your cake and eat it too!
Most of us enjoy some kind of dessert every day, be it a brownie, cake, or ice cream. But as much as we like their taste, we all know that traditional desserts are not the healthiest products. They come not only to the opportunity to gain extra weight but get allergic reactions. depending on the compound.
But is there such a dessert that will be safe both for the figure and health in general? Raw vegan cakes can be a winning solution! What is it, what are the advantages of vegan cakes, and how do they differ from conventional ones? Let’s find it out.
What Is a Raw Vegan Cake?
So, raw vegan cakes are exactly what the name says. That is, it is a dessert that does not contain animal products and is not heat-treated. These desserts are free of such ingredients as sugar, gluten, lactose, flour, dairy, soy, and eggs. Nuts, dates, coconut oil, and so on are frequently used ingredients that replace the above products. The purpose of such desserts is to protect the human body from pesticides, insecticides, and carcinogens.
Vegan desserts already have an advantage over non-vegan ones as they do not contain animal products. While such foods as eggs and dairy are the mainstay of the diet for many people, they can carry many health risks, especially in the case of overuse. So, the vegan desserts that come with no these products in the compound can also be a good option for those leading a vegan lifestyle.
Key Benefits of Raw Vegan Desserts
A key benefit of these desserts is that they are healthy due to the lack of processed ingredients. This means that such desserts do not contain refined sugar, color enhancer, flavors, leavening agents, and other harmful ingredients.
Also, for many, such desserts are the only type of sweetness that can be eaten. For example, these are people who are allergic to gluten, a protein found in milk, egg intolerance, or lactose intolerance. Such desserts are the only safe products that are not inferior in taste to classic desserts.
What Is the Difference Between Raw Cake and Normal Cake?
Perhaps the key difference between raw vegan cakes and classic desserts is both the processing method and the list of the ingredients. That is, raw vegan cakes are not cooked, unlike many other traditional desserts. This means you get more nutrients.
The next difference is that there are no foods in vegan desserts that may be allergic to many people. And, of course, these desserts adhere to the concept of vegan food.
Today, these desserts are a healthier alternative to conventional cakes. There is more benefit here than harm. Therefore, more and more people are starting to give preference to just these types of desserts.
Raw vegan cakes are an excellent option for those who love sweets but for some reason cannot afford to enjoy traditional cakes. Moreover, such vegan cakes are not worse in their taste and are more beneficial than harmful. Therefore, raw vegan cakes are an opportunity to enjoy favorite desserts in an ultimately healthy way.