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Simple Carrot Cake Recipe

Posted Mar 10 2010 4:07pm

Hello Luvs,

Glad to see that everyone liked our amaranth soup . It kinda just happened unexpectedly, but those are when the best recipes turn out right?

But as we promised here is our easy raw and gluten free carrot cake recipe :)

Pure2Raw Recipe: Carrot Cake Recipe using carrot pulp

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This recipe took us two times to perfect. And we are still creating new versions of this so that it can be done for those who do not have a dehydrator. Though technically you do not have too even with this recipe. We just like the texture the dehydrator provides the cake!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup carrot pulp (ours was a mixture of about 3 carrots and one apple)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup +1 tbsp date paste ( can use agave or maple syrup if you do have dates)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar or maple sugar  (not raw but adds great flavor and texture)
  • 1 tbsp mesquite (optional)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Frosting: we used coconut butter whipped with some stevia, vanilla, and a little agave. But you can use any frosting you prefer! Also we did not add nuts but you could always throw in some chopped walnuts.

Directions:

Take your carrot pulp and remaining ingredients into place into food processor and pulse a few times to get all ingredients well combined! You may use your hands to combine ingredients if you do not have a food processor :)

And form cake dough into muffin liners or cake pan. We did ours individual ramekins (made 3). And dehydrate for a few hours, maybe 4-5 hours.

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Remove from pan/liners and let dehydrate for another 4 hours or so. You want the cake to feel dry but not over dry, have a little bit of moistness to it :)

Once it comes out just top with frosting and devour. Nothing beats eating a carrot cake that is truly full of fiber, healthy fats, and lots of flavor and texture :) We are hooked!

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We were a little nervous about this recipe because the first one we made we put way to much carrot pulp in and not enough other flavors because all we tasted was carrots! Don’t get me wrong we love carrots though it was a bit too much ;)   Another great thing about this recipe is that it is pretty easy to make but it is always RAW (semi raw), gluten free, vegan, soy free, casein free and nut free!!!

The frosting does complete the whole cake! Who doesn’t love some good coconut butter as frosting!!!!!

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We hope you enjoy this carrot cake recipe as much as we do :) Now go make some fresh carrot apple juice and make some of this carrot cake! Let us know how it goes!

I think Katie would agree that anything with carrots and coconut butter is delicious. She has made some delicious carrot creations like her carrot cake macaroons and her carrot cake muffins !   And this lovely lady made some raw carrot cake with chia seeds! And these two amazing ladies made some carrot cake smoothies here and here !

Love seeing all this carrot cake love :)

We have enjoyed this cake the past few nights…we just love it ; )

Drizzled with a little maple syrup

Drizzled with a little maple syrup

M's bowl - heavily drizzled with yacon ; )

M's bowl - heavily drizzled with yacon ; )

L' bowl a little more conservative haha

L' bowl a little more conservative haha

Let us know if you make and what you think!

Enjoy your Thursday!

Till next time,

The Twins

L&M

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