Best Ever Carrot Cake is a pretty big claim, but this is truly the best one I’ve made with Oscar’s food restrictions. The coconut pulp I had left over from making coconut milk was the inspiration for this recipe; I found the To-Die-For Carrot Cake recipe while searching for coconut recipes. I modified it quite a bit to suit, but the combination of carrot, apple sauce and coconut was delicious. I didn’t slather my cake in the icing, and I only made a single cake, so it may not be To Die For, but it is my best ever!
Best Ever Carrot Cake
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||40 minutes|
|Total time||55 minutes|
|Allergy / Intolerance||Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates|
|Suitable for||RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylates & Amines|
|Meal type||Dessert, Lunch Box, Sweet Things|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
|Occasion||Casual Party, Picnic|
- 3/4 cups apple sauce (refer to note)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup grated carrot (approximately 2 small carrots)
- 1/2 cup coconut puree or grated coconut (refer to recipe)
- 1/2 cup spelt flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup wholemeal flour
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (high salicylates)
For the icing: (Optional)
- Toasted coconut (to sprinkle on top, refer to recipe)
- 55g cream cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 115g icing sugar
- 25g butter (softened)
Moderate Salicylates*, Moderate Amines, Low Glutamates
*Cinnamon is high in salicylates, but such a small quantity spread over 10 pieces of cake should still make this recipe moderate, but if unsure you can leave it out.
The recipes for coconut puree, grated coconut and toasted coconut can be found on the Basics Page.
You can find my recipe for apple sauce on my other blog - Just Simply Food - if made with Red or Golden Delicious Apples it is moderate salicylates.