Moist Carrot Cake with Caramel Glaze

This carrot cake is almost fudgey- that’s how moist it is. You could make it gluten free, or not (I used gluten free flour) and it will hold well. The coconut flour really helps it retain that wetness. Once slice of this cake is so absolutely filling that you will be satisfied at that, making it a great breakfast cake. The caramel glaze is truly one of my sweetest and most indulgent creations, and I couldn’t help eating it by the spoonful. This cake is healthy, sweet, soft, thick, *fudgey*, and has a great balance of rich flavors from the carrots, cinnamon, and coconut sugar.

Moist Carrot Cake with Caramel Glaze

Moist Carrot Cake with Caramel Glaze

Yields: 8-12 servings

  • 2.5 cups flour (I used a gluten-free blend)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour, or oats
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal soaked in 2 tbsp water for 15 minutes)
  • 2 cups shredded or grated carrots
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 2/3 cup grapeseed, coconut, safflower, sunflower, or olive oil, or whatever you prefer
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/4 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tbsp baking powder
  • Toppings
  • crushed blanched almonds
  • shredded coconut
  • coconut or brown sugar
  • Caramel Glaze
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar, or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or 4-6 dates, Medjool is best, de-pit them yourself
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews or almonds (best if they are soaked in water for at least a few hours, or overnight)

Prepare the flax eggs

Blend all wet ingredients and then fold in the dry. Mix gently. Pour into a cake pan or an 8x8 pan.

Bake on 350F for 30-35 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted into the center and then removed cleanly, with no batter.

Prepare the caramel glaze while the cake is baking by blending all ingredients in a high powered blender until it's emulsified. Let cool before serving.

Moist Carrot Cake With Caramel Glaze
Moist Carrot Cake With Caramel Glaze
Moist Carrot Cake With Caramel Glaze
Moist Carrot Cake With Caramel Glaze
Moist Carrot Cake With Caramel Glaze
Moist Carrot Cake With Caramel Glaze

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