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Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Desserts, RECIPES, Uncategorized

Carrot Cake Made Healthy (GF + Vegan + Paleo)

Carrot Cake Made Healthy (GF + Vegan + Paleo)

Carrot cake is da bomb. True.

It’s even better when you know it’s not mostly all-purpose “fortified” flour. This carrot cake is mostly carrots, but not too dense, and made only with almond flour/meal, and as always with my recipes, does not contain any white sugars, just all natural, and EASY. For all these reasons, I am totally okay with enjoying a hefty slice for breakfast.

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I have also made this cake as bread, by decreasing the amount of sweetener. It was deliciously wonderful warmed up with a little smear of tahini or jam.

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If I make this as cake though, it is always frosted with my raw vegan frosting…and it is amazing. This little treat is quickly becoming a hit among my family and friends. I am so looking forward to baking endless amounts of this cakes since I will not be traveling for work anymore! More home time = more baking and cooking!! Wee!

 

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Dig in! Have a piece of cake (for breakfast, lunch, or dinner)!

Healthified Carrot Cake (GF + Vegan + Paleo)
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 cake/loaf
Ingredients
  • 1 c Almond Flour/Meal
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 tbsp Natural Liquid Sweetener (I use pure maple syrup or honey)
  • 1.5 c Finely Shredded Raw Carrot
  • 2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed + 4 tbsp cold Water (or 2 lightly beaten eggs)
  • 2 Heaping tbsp Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Cake or bread pan
Instructions
  1. Throughly mix ground flaxseed and water, set aside to turn into gel. This is a flax "egg," which will act as a binder for the cake.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 8.5 in bread loaf pan, or 2 small round cake pans with coconut oil or butter.
  3. Combine almond flour, baking powder, & shredded carrots in large bowl.
  4. Stir in liquid sweetener, unsweetened applesauce, and flax "egg." Be careful not to over mix.
  5. Pour batter into greased pan.
  6. Bake in oven for 25-30 min, or until toothpick comes out clean from center of cake.
  7. Let cool before completely if you are icing the cake.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
If you are having trouble getting the center to bake through and the edges are starting to brown, place a pieces of aluminum foil over the pan.
Disclaimer: I have never tried this recipe using real eggs, but I think it would be fine! If you try - please leave a comment!

 

xoxo

♥Teresa

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