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raw carrot cake

This is a very simple raw carrot cake, just enough to hush a sweet tooth

simple carrot cake
1 cup shredded coconut, processed into a rough flour
2 carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
cinnamon
ginger (fresh or powder)
nutmeg
raisins or currants(optional)
chopped walnuts or pecans(optional)

Process all of the following, except for the raisins and walnuts, until a kind of coarse wet dough forms(adjusting the sweetener as needed). Then stir in the raisin and chopped walnuts. Press this dough into a spring form pan, let firm up a bit in the fridge, and garnish with sliced apples.
You may choose to add an icing to top this cake, i  tried an experimental icing that didn't quite work out. But a maple pine nut frosting, or a simple agave lemon glaze could be just the ticket. Have fun with it !

6 comments:

Isobelle said...

Such a beautiful cake! I tried making a raw carrot cake a long, long time ago and I didn't like it at all.

I think that I had used ground almonds as the base, though. I shall have to try this version with the coconut!

Love the apples on top, too! Very pretty :)

Emma said...

Well your apple pie sure looks pretty!

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celia said...

Isobelle, i would love to hear what you think of this cake recipe, it was an experiment so if you have any adjustments to share i would Love to hear them. I hope you like it!

Thank you splash of vanilla, it does looks like an apple pie doesn't it!

celia said...

oops, Emma, i don't know why i just called you splash of vanilla, that is nt your name, silly me !

Malin said...

this cake looks absolutely delicious Celia! super moist!

celia said...

Yay! Thank you Malin. It did turn out pretty moist, but it was also kind of crumbly. I'll try again, maybe with dates. yum !