My Birthday Vegan Carrot “Cake”

Inspired by chef Fran Costigan

6 cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cake:

1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp grated nutmeg

1/8 tsp cardamom

a pinch of slat

9 Tbsp maple syrup

5 Tbsp coconut or almond milk (unsweetened)

2 Tbsp coconut/sunflower oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup peeled and finely shredded carrots = 1 medium carrot

the zest of 1 medium organic orange

1/3 cu pitted and diced medjool dates = 3 dates

Frosting:

1/2 cup of raw macadamia nuts, soaked for at least 30 minutes

1/2 cup of raw cashew nuts, soaked for at least 30 minutes

1/4 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp fresh orange juice

pinch of salt

Preparation:

Preheat oven 350° F

Line a muffin pan with muffin wrappers

Mix all dry ingredients into a bowl

In a separate bowl, whisk all wet ingredients, including carrots, orange zest and dates.

Pour into the dry ingredients and whisk.

Pour batter into muffin pan

Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes

Remove from oven and let cool.

In the meantime, place all frosting ingredients in blender and blend until smooth

Place frosting in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before spreading

Remove muffin wrappers and cover top of cupcake with frosting

Enjoy!

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By | 2017-12-03T13:36:57+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Birthday Carrot "Cake"|0 Comments

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