Saturday, April 19, 2014
Apple, Carrot Cake
We celebrated my daughter's 5th birthday today with friends and family. She needed a cake that was grain, dairy, and sugar free, and she requested that it be an apple, carrot cake. I used this Paleo Carrot Cake recipe as my starting point and made a few adaptations to make it work for her party.
1 cup honey
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 1/8 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (about 3 medium)
1 1/2 cups shredded apples (about 2 apples)
I peeled and roughly chopped the carrots and apples, and then I shredded them in my food processor attachment for my Ninja Mega Kitchen System. Mix all the ingredients together saving the carrot/apple mixture and coconut flour for last. For cupcakes, I baked these for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
For icing, I made this recipe for Salted Raw Carmel Dip. Typically, I make this to serve as a sweet dip with apple slices for a special treat for the kids, but I thought that the flavors would go well with the carrot cake too. It was a hit! The kids, and especially the all important birthday girl, loved it.