Carrot Cake Recipe

Serves 9
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Allergy list Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Wheat
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party
Description This cake does not need frosting. Trust me.
Submitted by
VeganMilitaryWife

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups carrots (sliced)
  • 1 clementine (or small orange. Zest and segments)
  • 1 apple (cored and diced)
  • 1 ” ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 6 medjool dates (pitted)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated)

Optional

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180ºC / 350ºF / Gas Mark 4 and line a 23cm x 23cm (9″ x 9″) baking dish with parchment.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Set aside.

Step 3

Combine remaining ingredients, except raisins and walnuts, in a large bowl.

Step 4

Pour in wet mixture and stir until combined.

Step 5

Fold in raisins and walnuts, if desired.

Step 6

Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Step 7

Let cool.