So many moons ago I had this deep love for Carrot Cake, I lived in this somewhat delusion that the cafe Carrot Cake with thick cream cheese frosting was somehow healthy.. Well this was until I found out how many calories was crammed into just one piece, now I have to admit it’s been possibly about ten years since my last slice, but recently I came across this raw carrot cake recipe actually it was more like google search gone mad (one thing leads to another kinda thing), yes well this recipe appeared and I couldn’t resist to give it a go.
As you know I am a lover of simple cooking methods and really enjoy using fresh produce when I can, especially if I can curb this sweet tooth of mine . This recipe I share with you is inspired by Raw Food Bali, yes the website that I stumbled across on my google goes mad search, though I have improvised just a little, feel free to check out their website for the real recipe. Oh and I did do a cheeky cheat on the topping… Yes its store bought coconut butter/ paste (my new love), I did try many attempts at making it but somehow I could not get it to a creamy consistency.
Enough of my chit chat, let’s get raw my friends …
What’s needed for RAW CARROT CAKE…
1/4 cup of almond meal
1 1/2 cups of shredded carrots
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
6 medjool dates (pitted)
1/2 cup of pecans (actually walnuts would also work)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp salt (I used Himalayan salt)
A food processor
How to do it …
Add all ingredients and spices to the processor and blend away for a few minutes or at least until it becomes a fine crumble. Then scoop out ingredients and place into your dedicated pie tin, I used a silicon cake shell (check the pics)
Let this sit in the fridge to firm and thicken for an hour , then all you need to do is add the delicious Coconut butter, feel free to try and make this yourself and if you have success let me know , otherwise you could probably find it in the organic section in your local health food store or supermarket …
Bite size pieces are perfect for lunch boxes and cheeky after dinner moments!
Enjoying simple, healthy alternatives
Your raw happy friend Amanda x