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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Chocolate Carrot Cake - Birthday Cake for an Endo-Sister x x x

Chocolate Carrot Cake
Vegan, Wheat free, Gluten free, Soya free, Rice free - Crohns, Coeliacs & Endometriosis Safe

*HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY*


This is a special post for an American Mother with an Endo Daughter who is 16 on Friday!
This cake is a Chocolate Carrot Cake that can be two layered or a single layer with Raw Cream Cheese Filling and a White Chocolate topping. It is light and tasty cake.
I am going to try and convert the UK metric to US cups i researched each ingredient (I hope i'm right now) 



Ingredients: 
Single Layer Cake:
1 Carrot 
A Couple of grates of nutmeg
1 Tsp Mixed Spice
3oz Sorghum Flour - 85g - 3/4cup
1/2oz Sago Flour - 15g - 1/8cup
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder GF
1/4 Tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1/4 Tsp Xanthan Gum
6 Tbls Carob Powder
2oz Raisins or Mixed Fruit - 65g - 1/2cup
1oz Pecans or Walnuts - 25g - 1/4cup
1oz Coconut Oil  - 25g - 1/4cup
2 Tbls Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup
1 1/2 Tsp lemon juice
1 Tsp Vanilla paste
3 Tsp Ground Chia seeds
6 Tsp Hot water
2 Tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or 2 Vanilla Bean Pods

Raw Frosting/Cream Cheese:
Click Here For the Recipe   



 If you are making the Raw Frosting/Cream Cheese make sure you put the Almonds/Cashews in to soak in Boiling water first. Here is the recipe.

Mix your Ground Chia with the hot water and leave on the side until you need it.

Now line your tin with either baking paper or  tin foil you are going to use for baking the cake so it is ready.

Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5 / 190oC / 375oF.
To start the cake, Peel and grate your carrot.

Next add your nutmeg and mixed spice and mix it altogether, Leave that to one side so that the spices can infuse the grated carrot. 









Next add the Sorghum flour, Sago, xanthan gum, Bicarbonate of soda and Baking Powder ina  bowl.








Also add the carob and raisins and mix together.













Melt your coconut oil either in a bowl over a pan of boiling water or you can put it onto a ladle and heat it over a flame.






Add the melted coconut oil in the flour mix.












Mix the coconut oil in thoroughly.  










Add your Chia egg (The ground Chia and hot water mix you made earlier) 

Mix the Chia egg into the mixture.


Next pour your hot water in a little at a time mixing each bit in thoroughly each time. 

If your mixture is the consistency of normal cake batter and you still have water left over you can leave it out.


This is what your mixture should look like. 




Keep a few nuts to add in whole.

 Add your Pecans or Walnuts to a freezer bag or just fold in a towel.



Then beat them a little with rolling pin, dont go too mental on them you dont want to be left with tiny bits that you cant taste in the cake. 








Add in your spiced carrot that you made at the beginning. 

Also add your battered nuts.

Mix.





Now fold your mixture to get air into your cake.

Fold for a while until you can see alot of air pockets in your cake mixture.

When you can see them pour the mixture into your lined cake tin, do not tap the tin on the side or push the mixture too much, push the mixture gently to side sides and then pop it into your pre-heated oven.

Turn your cake after 30 minutes.

Take your cake out of the oven when it has been in another 20 minutes.

Put it onto your cooling rack and leave it to rest.

If you are making the frosting/cream cheese then drain the nuts and add new boiling water to them, now follow the recipe HERE.


If you are doing a white chocolate topping then follow HERE.

Now you can add the layer of Vanilla Paste to the top of the layer just spread it all over the cake.







When your Cake has cooled and your Frosting/Cream Cheese has cooled for a couple of hours in the fridge or is thick it is ready to use.









Add your Frosting/Cream Cheese to the top of your Cake.










You can now decorate your cake or put your next layer on.
To make the yellow icing for the writing endometriosis safe use unrefined icing sugar.
For the yellow just sprinkle turmeric into the mixture add as much as your want for your desired yellow shade, for a homemade pipping bag put the icing mix into a freezer bag and cut a tiny bit from the corner and then test it on a plate before trying it out on the cake.



Pour Coconut Cream or Milk onto your cake to serve if desired.



Hope you have an amazing day!


x x x