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Simple Healthier Carrot Cake

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Hello friends, so yes, I’m finally back here. Sitting down and sharing with you another blog post. The reason behind my absence is simply a lack of time, running a family and a broken computer. But I enjoy this little virtual space of mine and can honestly say that is becoming more than just a creative outlet for me. This just makes me happy and has been giving me the opportunity of meeting people from all over the world not only online but offline as well. Simply because we have one thing in common; 'we love food'. And for that I’m grateful. So I’ll be coming back here to share and connect with you as often as I can.

While planning the food styling and photoshoot for this carrot cake, which by the way is one of my favorite cake recipes, I’ve also got the idea of making a short video about it. That you can watch on my new Youtube Channel. I’m not an expert on making videos, so I apologized in advance. I made this video mainly because I wanted to show you how simple it is to make a healthy-delicious cake, without using a lot of ingredients and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy the simplicity of this recipe and like our little family movie carrot cake.

I mostly use gluten-free raising flour for this recipe but you can also use regular raising flour if you are all right with it. You can also add walnuts or pecans to the batter preparation if you'd like, they give a wonderful nutty flavor to this carrot cake and even a better crunchy texture. I like serving this with some coconut cream on top. But regular cream, plain yogurt or greek yogurt also works great.  

I wish you a blessed and joyful Easter season. And despite all the sad events happening in our world. Our world still beautiful and whatever we do, whatever thought cut across our mind, let it be a good, happy thought, and an even better action. 

Click play to watch the recipe video! 


SIMPLE HEALTHIER CARROT CAKE

200 grams/ 7 onces Self-Raising Flour (I use gluten-free raising flour)
1 tsp. Baking Soda
Lemon zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 tsp. or to taste ground Cinnamon
1 tsp. or to taste ground Nutmeg 
1 C. or to taste Coconut Sugar or honey
2 large Eggs or 3 small
1 1/2 C. Sunflower oil
A little water 
2 large Carrots, grated (about 1 1/2 C.)

Preparation:

Preheat oven at 180 C/ 356 F. Greased a cake pan and set aside.

-In a bowl mix sugar, oil and eggs. In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking soda. Add cinnamon and nutmeg. Start mixing, add a little water (about 1/4 cup) and keep mixing. Add lemon zest and grated carrot.

-Pour batter into the prepared cake pan, and bake for 35' - 45'. Or until it feels firm and toothpick comes out clean. When ready remove from oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. 

-Serve with a cream or by it self. Enjoy.