Healthy Carrot Cake

Take your ordinary carrot cake to the next level and make something which is not only dairy-free, but also healthy and yummy!

Makes: 18-20 slices

Healthy Carrot Cake
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Ingredients

(use organic ingredients where possible)

FOR THE CAKE MIX

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup dried dates
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice (optional)
  • 3 cardamom pods, seeds crushed
  • ½ tsp star anise
  • 1½ cups spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup whole walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Salt

FOR THE ICING

  • 1½ cups cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours
  • 1 cup young coconut flesh
  • 1 medium lime, juiced
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp miso (shiro miso paste)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • Salt
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