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Posted: February 24, 2019
Recipe by: Natalia Wrobel Katz
This amazingly moist, soft and flavorful carrot cake will become your family favorite! Made out of freshly ground soft white wheat berries, coconut oil and naturally sweetened. Topped off with lightened up cream cheese frosting. It's simple to make and comes together in less than an hour!
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Yields
8-12

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 2 c. white soft wheat flour
  • 2 c. shredded carrots
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. applesauce or mashed very ripe banana (1 medium)
  • 1/2 c. coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 c. coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 1 (8oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. thick greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • Almonds or pecans to top off

Directions:

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease the sides and line the bottom of 8 inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. 2. In a bowl of standing mixer or regular mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and coconut sugar.
  3. 3. Add in applesauce or mashed banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and pure vanilla extract.
  4. 4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
  5. 5. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix. Gently fold in carrots.
  6. 6. Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. 7. Slightly cool in the pans, invert and peel off the wax paper. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting

  1. 1. To prepare the frosting, place cream cheese, yogurt and maple syrup in a bowl, and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy.

Assembling the Cake

  1. 1. Assemble the cake by spreading good amount of frosting on top of one of the cake layers. Place the second layer on top. Then, frost the top and sides of the cake. Top with chopped almonds or pecans.

Author's Notes:

I grind my soft wheat berries using a Komo grain mill.

Images:

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Prep
    20 minutes
  • Total Time
    55 minutes
  • Yields
    8-12

Description

"This amazingly moist, soft and flavorful carrot cake will become your family favorite! Made out of freshly ground soft white wheat berries, coconut oil and naturally sweetened. Topped off with lightened up cream cheese frosting. It's simple to make and comes together in less than an hour!"

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 c. white soft wheat flour
  • 2 c. shredded carrots
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. applesauce or mashed very ripe banana (1 medium)
  • 1/2 c. coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 c. coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 1 (8oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. thick greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • Almonds or pecans to top off

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease the sides and line the bottom of 8 inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. 2. In a bowl of standing mixer or regular mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and coconut sugar.
  3. 3. Add in applesauce or mashed banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and pure vanilla extract.
  4. 4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
  5. 5. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix. Gently fold in carrots.
  6. 6. Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. 7. Slightly cool in the pans, invert and peel off the wax paper. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting

  1. 1. To prepare the frosting, place cream cheese, yogurt and maple syrup in a bowl, and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy.

Assembling the Cake

  1. 1. Assemble the cake by spreading good amount of frosting on top of one of the cake layers. Place the second layer on top. Then, frost the top and sides of the cake. Top with chopped almonds or pecans.

Author's Notes

I grind my soft wheat berries using a Komo grain mill.

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