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eHow Video: “Healthy Recipe for Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Topping”

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     I love words. I really do. But sometimes, when something is just so good, words are not enough. They just aren’t. I could try and talk about how this cake is surprisingly low in added sugar, and that most of its sweetness comes from whole fruit. Or I could talk about how it’s very high in fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, B vitamins and omega-3’s, while also being completely free of cholesterol (and any other harmful animal products, as always). But I think you’ll get a better sense of how unbelievably outstanding this carrot cake is if I tell you that everyone who tries it for the first time eats the first few bites silently with their eyes closed.
     Yes. It is *that* good.
Cake Ingredients:
2 cups oat flour
2 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
3 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 cup pineapple, blended
1 banana, mashed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash cayenne
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raw walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raisins
Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for at least 2 hours
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup agave
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons lemon juiceInstructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, mix oat flour and baking soda.
3. In a larger bowl, beat the sugar, pineapple, banana, and applesauce together. Add cinnamon, cayenne, and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
4. Add the flour mixture along with the chopped walnuts and shredded coconut to the larger bowl and mix. Add the shredded carrots and raisins till fully combined.
5. Spread the batter in a nonstick pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. While the cake is baking, add all the frosting ingredients to a blender. Process until completely smooth. Using a spatula, scoop the frosting into a small bowl and place in the fridge to chill.
7. Once the cake has fully cooled, spread the frosting on top. Best served chilled.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Nora Bosworth October 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Yum.

    • Reply Kate Goldhouse October 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks, Nora! I’m super proud of this recipe 🙂

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