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No Bake Carrot Cake

Fresh and delicious carrot flavor with a nice crumb and delicious vanilla maple frosting.
Prep Time45 mins
Chill time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut, dates, fresh carrots, walnuts
Servings: 12
Author: Chef Kim

Equipment

  • food processor
  • blender
  • 1 12" spring form pan

Ingredients

Ingredients for the cake:

    Dry Ingredients

    • 4 cups carrots, shredded
    • 1 cup coconu flour
    • 2 cups unsweetened coconut shreds
    • 1/2 cup flax meal
    • 1 cup walnuts
    • 1 cup dates, finely chopped

    Wet Ingredients

    • 1 cup dates
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 green apple, peeled and chopped
    • 1 cup zucchini, peeled and chopped
    • 1 T vanilla
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup

    Ingredients for the frosting:

    • 2 cups cashews, soaked for 1/2 hour in hot water
    • 1/2-3/4 cup coconut cream from canned full fat coconut milk chill can then scoop off solid cream
    • 2/3 cup maple syrup
    • 2/3 cup coconut milk
    • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
    • 1 Tbs lemon juice
    • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut or Bang coconut chips optional

    Instructions

    To make the cake:

    • Prepare the cake pan: separate the bottom from the ring of the spring form pan. Tear a sheet of parchment paper that extends a few inches beyone the diameter of the base. Cover the base with parchment, place the side ring over the paper and attach, folding the paper under the pan.
    • Shred the carrots using a food processor with the shredding disc blade.
    • Change the processor blade to the S blade and add the coconut flour and flax to the carrots and pulse a couple times. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
    • Add remaining dry ingredients to the processor and pulse several times to combine and roughly chop the walnuts. Pour the mixture into the mixing bowl and toss with the carrot mixture.
    • In a blender, combine the dates and water and blend on low until the dates are blended
    • Add remaining wet ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
    • Pour mixture over the dry ingredients and use a spatula to fold together making sure to evenly mix.

    To make the frosting:

    • Add all the frosting ingredients except the melted coconut oil to a high speed blender. Blend starting on low and increase to high for a minute or two until the mixture is completely smooth.
    • Stop and add the coconut oil, and blend again until the oil is incorporated. Stop to scrape the sides and blend again.

    To assemble:

    • Scoop 5 loose cups of the cake mixture into the pan, spread evenly and then using the palm of your hand or flat spatula, press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan. You should have about the same amount left in the bowl.
    • Pour half of the frosting over the cake and spread evenly with a spatula. Place in the freezer for an hour.
    • Remove from freezer and scoop the remaining cake mixture ove rthe frosting and press down evenly.
    • Pour remaining frosting over cake and spread evenly. Sprinkle with unsweetened shredded coconut if desired or try Bang coconut chips. Chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours before cutting and serving.

    Notes

    This recipe can be cut in half for a two layer 6" cake or a single layer 8-9" cake.