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9/5/10 12:27 P

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Thanks Laura, I will definitely use your frosting recipe the next time I make carrot cake---maybe soon; sounds so yummy.

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9/5/10 11:48 A

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That looks good ANI. I had considered using my coconut oil, instead of the walnut oil...
The frosting really was a lot thicker than I had thought it would be. Especially after chilling it. I will be making that frosting again. Actually quite low in calories compared to regular frosting.

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9/5/10 12:38 A

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I really want to know how that frosting turned out. I like the idea of using maple syrup instead of powdered sugar. It must be more of a thin icing than a frosting except for the fact that you chill it first. but then wouldn't it melt unless you ate it pretty quick? I'm just muttering out loud here. Let me know how that frosting turned out...I'm intrigued.

But now you've got me focused on carrot cakes. I just had a look through my carrot cake recipes. Here's one that is fruit sweetened. I've never tried it but the ingredients look good.


Carrot Cake Fruit Sweetened

2 1/2 cups grated organic carrots
2 1/2 cups organic apple juice
1 1/2 cups organic raisins (or 3/4 cup raisins and 3/4 cup walnuts)
2 cups organic whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup unrefined organic coconut oil
2 eggs
4 egg whites
1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract
3/4 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup raw organic wheat germ
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 9-inch, round cake pans with parchment paper, and spray with non-stick baking spray.
Bring the carrots and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate to boil in a medium saucepan.
Lower heat and simmer until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Puree in a food processor until smooth.
Add the raisins and pulse until finely chopped. Let mixture cool.
Combine the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
Add 1 1/4 cups apple juice concentrate, coconut oil, eggs, egg whites, and vanilla, and beat just until mixed. Fold in the carrot puree and applesauce.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
When cool, frost with cream cheese frosting, if desired.

Nice to see you Mz Blackandi! Sorry, I don't have your address and besides, it might be illegal to ship carrot cake across state lines.
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9/4/10 11:30 P

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The cakes were pretty good. Good flavor but a VERY dense cake. Albeit moist. Maybe should have had some baking powder or something in it.
The frosting is sheer genius! Really yummy!

Edited by: FIT_ARTIST at: 9/4/2010 (23:31)
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9/4/10 11:07 P

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sounds good

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That does seem like I lot of oil. I just made the recipe. I used 1/2 cup of walnut oil, then used up the apple butter I had in the fridge for the other cup of oil. I also used xylitol instead of sugar (first time trying that stuff).
I also made into cupcakes for portion control. he he...
The recipe is still pretty hefty in calories, but I have allowed myself to plan ahead and I'm gonna eat JUST ONE! lol! (gulp)
The rest are going in the freezer.
I'll let you know how they turn out...

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9/4/10 10:09 P

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I think you guys should all whip me up one cake each and ship it to my house.

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9/4/10 9:21 P

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Do you find that you have to add some extra liquid if you use just the pulp. Pulp is, well, devoid of the juice so I'm just wondering. But then 1 1/2 cups oil is a lot of moisture isn't it.
I really love carrot cake--mmmmmmmmmm

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I think that the walnut oil would be perfect!

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9/4/10 2:58 P

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I don't have almond oil, but I have some walnut oil - do you think that would work as well as the almond oil or butter?

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Carrot Cake with Frosting
This is everyone’s favourite way to use some of the pulp left over from juicing carrots.

2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat flour
3 free range eggs
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) melted butter or almond oil
3 cups (750 mL) grated carrots (or the pulp left after juicing carrots)
1 cup (250 mL) cane sugar or honey
1 cup (250 mL) chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups (500 mL) flaked unsweetened coconut
1 8 oz (228 g) can crushed pineapple and liquid (or fresh pineapple if available)
1/2 tsp (3 mL) sea salt
2 Tbsp (30 mL) vanilla
2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon

Frosting:
1 8 oz (228 g) package cream cheese
1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
4 Tbsp (60 mL) pure maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Mix butter or oil, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, then carrots, pineapples, sweetener, nuts and coconuts. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for an hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool before covering with frosting.

Frosting:
Mix together all ingredients to a smooth cream. Refrigerate for half an hour then spread over carrot cake.


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