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Carrot Cake with Primal Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted Aug 18 2012 10:00pm

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by FitnessExpert

Cake

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1 cup coconut oil, liquified
  • 10 whole pastured eggs
  • 1 pound peeled carrots, shredded in a food processor
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup (reserve 1 Tbsp for date mixture)
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 10 pitted dates
  • 1 cup chopped raw walnuts for garnish
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Cake

Place shredded carrots in a medium bowl. Pour syrup over the carrots and let them marinade in the refrigerator for one hour.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by lightly coating with coconut oil. Cut parchment paper to fit in the bottom of each pan and place it over the oil.

Place dates in a small bowl. Add one Tbsp very hot water to the bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.

Place date mixture and 1 Tbsp maple syrup in food processor and process into a paste.

Add eggs, vanilla, and coconut oil to date paste in food processor and process until smooth.

Sift coconut flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda into a small bowl.

Add dry ingredients to wet and pulse to combine.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.

Drain carrots and fold into batter.

Divide batter evenly between cake pans.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

While cake bakes, prepare frosting (see below).

Run a knife around the edge of the cake and transfer to a cooling rack.

When the cake is completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting and garnish with walnuts.
Frosting

In a large, deep bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream until stiff peaks form.

In another large bowl, whip together the cream cheese and maple syrup until well combined.

Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture using a rubber spatula.

Spread or pipe onto cupcakes or cake.

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