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03-01-2012, 11:44 PM
I'd love to make some carrot cake with the pulp. But I can't eat nuts or atleast very little almond or pecans (though I shouldn't).
Any ideas for substitutions for cake and frosting?
I might as well ask if anyone knows any raw cookbooks with recipes not using nuts. It seems most have nuts in them.
I'd like a treat every know and then.
03-01-2012, 11:47 PM
The cake part should be easy enough but not sure about the frosting. Most recipes I have seen use cashews.
03-02-2012, 06:14 AM
Haven't tried this, but it looks pretty yummy. :drool: :eat
1/2 cup carrot pulp (ours was a mixture of about 3 carrots and one apple)
1 1/2 cups coconut flakes
1/4 cup +1 tbsp date paste ( can use agave or maple syrup if you do have dates)
1/4 cup raisins
2 tsp coconut sugar or maple sugar (not raw but adds great flavor and texture)
1 tbsp mesquite (optional)
2 tbsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Frosting: we used coconut butter whipped with some stevia, vanilla, and a little agave. But you can use any frosting you prefer! Also we did not add nuts but you could always throw in some chopped walnuts.
Take your carrot pulp and remaining ingredients into place into food processor and pulse a few times to get all ingredients well combined! You may use your hands to combine ingredients if you do not have a food processor :)
And form cake dough into muffin liners or cake pan. We did ours individual ramekins (made 3). And dehydrate for a few hours, maybe 4-5 hours.
Remove from pan/liners and let dehydrate for another 4 hours or so. You want the cake to feel dry but not over dry, have a little bit of moistness to it :)
Once it comes out just top with frosting and devour.
03-03-2012, 07:20 AM
That looks so good.
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