Mireille's Journey To Health

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Paleo Hidden Carrot-Loaded Chocolate Cake

carrot chocolate cakeThis cake was an absolute miracle for me!  It was a complete surprise.  I wanted a treat so incredibly badly, but at the end of the week, the fridge and pantry are pretty bare.  The last day or 2 before I go grocery shopping always require the most creativity.  All of the easy, no-brainer baking ingredients have been used.  I have to be more creative and “experiment.”  That’s how this cake came about.  I wanted chocolate!  When you read the ingredients, you’ll see just how creative I had to get!  I thought for sure I was going to end up with a weird chocolaty, gooey flop.  I happened to have a ton of carrots because my boys weren’t wanting to eat them.  I thought, hey, they’ll add some substance and bulk to whatever concoction I could create with what I had on hand.  I was absolutely amazed when I baked it and it not only rose into a perfect chocolate cake, it also came out of the pan perfectly!!!  I was shocked and in awe!  Not only that, but it tastes amazing, and my boys had no idea they were eating carrots!

chocolate carrot cake

Cake Ingredients:

2 cup finely shredded carrots

6 eggs

2 Tbsp coconut flour

4 Tbsp almond flour

1 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 tsp baking soda

Directions: Preheat oven to 350′ and grease 2 7″ round cake pans.  Combine shredded carrots, eggs, coconut flour, and almond flour.  Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil.  Add to carrot mixture.  Add in baking soda.  Mix thoroughly.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before attempting to turn cake out of pan.

Frosting Ingredients:

2-1/2 cups finely shredded carrots

1/4 cup coconut butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1-1/4 cups chocolate chips, melted (I use Enjoy Life)

Directions:  Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Refrigerate 15 minutes before spreading on cake.  Enjoy an amazing, carrot-loaded cake!

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2 comments on “Paleo Hidden Carrot-Loaded Chocolate Cake

  1. Christine
    August 22, 2015

    This looks DELICIOUS!!! I wish the picture of the cake at the top with the frosting was more clear and centered, but it still gives a good idea of how this cake should look.

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    • mireillesjourneytohealth
      August 22, 2015

      Yes, I know what you mean! I’ve determined that I need to work on my food photography skills. I hope to get better. Unfortunately, my kitchen is also in need of some light bulbs replaced. Between the bad lighting and my dreadful food photography skills, it’s a miracle that you can actually see the pictures at all. Oh, and to top it off, thus far, all of my pictures are taken with my cell phone. I never saw myself posting so many recipes, but I have friends and family who ask for my recipes, so I try to keep up on it. Perhaps, soon I’ll get a nice camera and take a photography class. The cake is delicious, though! I shocked myself with how good it was! Ha ha!

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