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“14 Carat” Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Apr 20, 2021

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Some of my favorite desserts are those that sneak in healthy vegetables when no one’s looking. Better yet is when the dessert is sugar and gluten-free too! My friend and cookbook co-author, Sarah, came up with this delicious recipe and my family has enjoyed it many, many times!

Ingredients

CAKE

  • 1 15- oz can Cannellini Beans white kidney beans (drained and rinsed well)
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup powdered xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • stevia to taste
  • 3 cups carrots shredded
  • 1 cup soaked and dried nuts chopped

    CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (try to find a combo of greek yogurt/cream cheese**)
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch celtic sea salt
  • stevia to taste

DIRECTIONS

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan with butter or coconut oil.
  2. Blend the beans and eggs in a blender until there are no bean chunks. Pour into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, including the xylitol. Mix well.
  3. Add stevia to taste – a little at a time until just a bit too sweet (the sweetness dulls when baking).
  4. Pour batter into cake pan and bake 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean.
  5. Let cake sit at least 4 to 6 hours before frosting and serving – any beany flavor will disappear.
  6. Frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a small mixing bowl blend all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add stevia to taste – a little at a time.
  3. Store in refrigerator. (It will need to be brought to room temp. to be spreadable.)

Recipe Notes

NOTE **if you can’t find a product with ‘live cultures’ the next best option would be to add a probiotic capsule to it and mix in well before using it in the recipe. 

 

Do you like this recipe? Are you looking for more sugar-free, gluten-free recipes? Check out The Sweeter Side of Candida for more than 70 delicious desserts just like this one

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