Super duper healthy carrot cake (that still tastes good!) 54



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Carrot cake is definitely an old favourite and although the traditional recipes are full of healthy carrots, the sugar that goes along with it… is not so healthy. This Carrot Cake recipe has no sugar, no gluten and no natural sweetener. Packed with amazing ingredients to get you feeling your best!

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Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 35 min Total Time 50 min
Serves 6


Stuff you need

For the cake

  1. 1 cup almond meal
  2. 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  3. 3/4 cup butter melted
  4. 1/4 cup coconut milk
  5. 2 carrots peeled and grated
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp. nutmeg
  9. Pinch of salt

For the frosting

  1. 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  2. 1/2 cup butter cubed
  3. 1 lemon juice and rind
  4. 1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract

Now what

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (320°F) and line 2 x 10 cm (4 inch) spring form cake tins. Or you can use 1 larger cake tin.
  2. In a large bowl combine the almond meal, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, melted butter, coconut milk, carrots and stir really well.
  4. Fill the cake tins with the cake batter and place in to the oven for 35 minutes.
  5. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before turning out and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Meanwhile, let’s make the frosting!
  7. In your blender or food processor whiz the coconut until super fine.
  8. Add the butter cubes and continue to whiz, it should be getting smooth.
  9. Add the lemon juice, rind as well as the vanilla and continue to whiz.
  10. Once the cakes have cooled, spread frosting on top of both cakes evenly, the carefully place one cake on top of the other.
  11. Sprinkle with a few extra walnuts!

Merrymaker tip

If your taste buds like it a little sweet, add 1-3 tbs. of 100% maple syrup or honey to the cake batter and/or frosting.

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Carla and Emma Papas

Known as The Merrymaker Sisters, Emma and Carla Papas are well known authors, holistic health coaches, recipe developers and avid social media contributors. They founded The Merrymaker Sisters in February 2013 based upon a shared interest in the Paleo lifestyle and general health and wellbeing. Their passion is to educate their followers about the benefits of a Paleo lifestyle and diet, share original recipes, nutritional information and wellbeing tips through their website, blog and e-books. Emma and Carla believe that each and every person is here to make a positive difference, they love to inspire others to find their bliss and follow it!

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