National Carrot Cake Day occured on Friday! I mentioned in my previous blog post, #WorldNutellaDay, that I’ll be giving you tips on how to create “as-guilt-free-as-possible” cakes or baked goods! So, I’m keeping my promise…
If you liked the sound of the Two-Ingredient Nutella Brownies, you’ll love these Guilt-free Carrot Cakes in a Cup: (aka cupcakes).
1 1/4 cups (125 grams) almond flour (or almond meal)
2 tablespoons (16 grams) coconut flour (can be bought online if unable to find in-store)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup refined coconut oil, melted (if unrefined coconut oil is used, you’ll notice a coconutty aftertaste)
1/3 cup (106 grams) honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup (50 grams) grated carrots
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and prep the cupcake tin as you normally would.
In a medium bowl, bring the dry ingredients together (flours, baking soda, spices etc) and leave to one side.
In a large bowl, mix the “wet” mix (oh, grow up! 😉) such as eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla.
Combine the dry and wet mixes and begin to gently fold in the grated carrots.
At this point, start dividing the batter evenly in the tin and bake for 17-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).
Once they’re done, set the little Muffins aside to cool for 5 or so minutes.
While you wait, you can crack on with the cheese frost mixture (unless you’re buying one that’s shop-bought).
The one I’m going to be showing you is vegan-friendly.
Ingredients for Frosting:
2 ounces (56 grams) cream cheese
4 teaspoons maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
a sprinkle of salt (recreate the Salt Bae meme)
additional milk for thinning (optional)
Method for Cream Cheese Frosting (no Snowman):
Mix everything together until thoroughly combined. If you find the mixture to be too thick, you can gradually add a teaspoon of milk at a time until you find the right consistency for you.
When that’s all done, just garnish on top of the cupcakes and get ready to consume them so hard that your neighbours will want to join you!