carrot cake

 

Ingredients

For carrot cake:
4T (28g) Almond flour
2.5t (10g) Truvia
1/4 t (1g) baking soda
1/4 t (1g) baking powder
1/8 t (0.15g) salt
1/4 t (0.5g)ground cinnamon
1/2 (25g) eggs
2T + 3/4t (40g) canola oil
1/4 t (1.5g) vanilla flavor, Frontier alcohol-free
1/3 cup (35g) grated carrots
(Need mini loaf pan 3″ X 5.5″)

For Cream cheese frosting:
1T (14g) butter, softened
1 oz (28g) cream cheese, softened
1.5t (6g) Truvia
1/8 t (0.75g)vanilla flavor

Directions

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.  Add wet ingredients and mix well.  Add grated carrots and mix well.  Pour into 3″x5.5″ mini loaf pan (or muffin pan).  Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes.  Let it cool to room temperature.
While the cake is cooling, make frosting by beating butter, cream cheese, Truvia (6g), and vanilla.
Cut the cooled cake into half.  Spread 1/3 of the cream cheese frosting on top of one cake piece.  Top it with the other cake piece to  create second layer.  Spread the remaining frosting on the top.
Refrigerate until needed.
Slice the cake into two before serving.  Each slice will be one serving.

    

Notes

The decoration cookie i have in the picture is made using scraps I have saved after making cut-out cookies from before.  I usually have them ready in different colors and keep them in the freezer to use as decorations.  just cut out to desired shape and bake at 320F for 3-4 minutes.  Another way to make the carrot shape will be to save little bit of the frosting and color them and pipe them out in carrot shape.

Ratio 4:1
Calories 390 per slice (makes two slices)

 

**PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BEFORE TRYING THIS RECIPE**
ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MAY 12, 2012

 

 

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