This is one of those days when I hope it rains. Yesterday I biked 36 miles and today I am tired. I am also yearning for carrot cake. I have not had it for years. Everytime I make our Protein Packed Carrot Muffins my desire is slightly sated, but the holiday has inspired me to create a version of the real thing that I can eat. Actually, it is not enough for it to be something I can eat, it needs to be one that creates a cake eveyone else at the table is trying steal off my plate.
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup water or Coconut Milk (if you want it really decadent)
- ½ cup Local Honey or Agave Nectar
- 1/4 cup butter or Earth Balance vegan buttery spread
- 2 cups Almond Flour
- 1/2 cup Whey Protein Powder
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup ground Psyllium Husks
- 2 cups grated carrots - about ½ lb.
- 1 tbsp Russian Mulling Spice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 325F.
Whip eggs, water, honey and melted butter together. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients, including carrots, raisins and walnuts. Pour into 2 greased 9" cake pans. Bake for 35 minutes bake at 325F degrees in a well greased pan. Cool to room temperature and frost.
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Angelica Grieco Thank you for your recipe. This cake is a wonderful remember of my first trip in Usa in 2006. It was the first american cake that I tasted with my lovable brother Marcello, in Houston,Tx. Beautiful moments.Happy Easter Julie!
Lauren Hoover • Me too, the carrot cake that is! OMG, I'm so excited it uses ingredients that I use in my cookbook! Coconut milk, Agave and Earth Balance! I cannot wait to play with this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it. :) Great way to get more veggies into kid's especially if you use Coconut Palm Sugar which is low glycemic. Substitute equal amounts 1 to 1 for white sugar and the kid's will not be bouncing off the walls! You can read more about Coconut Palm Sugar on my blog site: www.NoWheatNoDairyNoProblem.com
Lenette Hernandez • I think coconut milk is under used and it has so much to offer. Thanks for sharing this recipe; it will be a great addition to my Easter meal.
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