Healthy Easter Carrot Cake Recipe

Posted by Kayla at


This healthy carrot cake is the perfect Easter treat to make for your family and friends. It is a healthier version of the traditional carrot cake, and it definitely does not compromise on taste.

Ingredients
2 cups of wholemeal or spelt flour
3 cups of carrot, peeled and grated
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
4 eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup of raw honey
½ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup coconut cream (if you don’t have this you can substitute for ½ cup applesauce)
½ cup applesauce
1 tbs lemon zest
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Frosting
1/2 cup of coconut cream
250g cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180c fan forced (350f). Grease two 22 cm round cake pans with a little coconut oil.
  2. Using a spoon mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Beat the eggs until foamy and then pour in the honey and beat further. Add the melted coconut oil, coconut cream, vanilla extract and applesauce and beat for a further minute.
  4. Slowly add in the flour until it is just mixed in.
  5. Add in the grated carrot, walnuts and lemon zest then mix gently.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans and bake for about 30 mins,using a toothpick inserted in the middle to check if it is cooked.
  7. Let the cakes cool.
  8. Make frosting by beating all the ingredients together until well incorporated.
  9. Spread the frosting on top of the cooled cakes then sandwich them together to make one cake.

Enjoy!

Kayla xx

* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.

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