Healthier Carrot Cake

This is another recipe I learned from a good friend who loves to bake.. (Thanks Bea).. I made some changes to make it a bit healthier but this is a super easy cake for a party or simply to make for breakfast on the go or to accompany a beautiful cup of tea! It is super moist and not super sweet! This recipe makes one cake or 2 cake loafs. Β To make this recipe you will need:

3 cups of carrots, shredded

2 cups of flour

1/4 cup of stevia

1 cup of brown sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted (or you can use 1 cup of canola oil)

1/4 cup of almond milk

1/2 cup of pecans (or your favourite nuts, shredded)

You can enjoy the loaf without a frosting for breakfast or with tea. If you want to make a frosting for it you will need..

1 cup of cream cheese

1/2 cup of non salted butter

2 cups of icing sugar

My friend Beatriz made this cake for a dinner party I had the other day. After I tried it, I told her she needed to show me how to make this delicious masterpiece! I was surprised at how easy this cake was to make.. It is seriously an amazing recipe to try.. Now back to making this cake!

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. The first step (and most annoying) is to shred your carrots..

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To the carrots, add the eggs and vanilla and combine. Set aside.

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In a separate bowl, combine sifted flour, baking power, baking soda and cinnamon

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To the flour add the sugar, oil, milk, and finally, the carrot mix.

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At this point you can add nuts if you like (I normally don’t because I cannot eat them but if you can, go for it!). I do recommend to shred them before so you do not get huge chunks of nuts when your enjoying the cake..

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Now you can set your mixed into a greased pan. I have made both a cake and loafs out of this recipe.. In this occasion I made loafs.. It took about 1 hour to cook. If you set it in a cake pan, it will take 45-50 minutes (or until you can stick a knife and it comes out without any mix)

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To make the frosting combine the cream cheese, butter and sugar in a standard mixer over slow speed first (to avoid a mess) and then high speed for about 5-7 minutes. Let the cake cool before topping it with the frosting. I added some nuts for decoration..

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Super tasty and beautiful!

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