Carrot Cake

Yes, naturopaths eat cake! We are also believe that whether you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, new baby, or anything else, food intolerances shouldn't prevent anyone from eating delicious cake. This recipe is gluten and dairy free without compromising taste or moisture. It is also made with with nuts, which lowers the glycemic index (how fast your blood sugar rises) compared to cakes made with flour. It even has vegetables in it! We hope you invite it to your next celebration!

Photograph by  John Cartrand

Photograph by John Cartrand

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 lb organic carrots 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9” x 13” cake pan. In a blender or food processor, grind the cup of almonds into flour. Watch carefully to avoid making almond butter! Wash, peel and grate your carrots. In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, oat flour, leaveners, and spices. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs together with maple syrup and coconut oil. Chop the cup of nuts. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and then mix in the carrots, nuts, and raisins. Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Hot Tip: Craving some frosting for your cake? Whip 2 parts “Blossom" cream cheese with 1 part honey and 1 part coconut cream and chill until spreadable for a tasty frosting.