Best Raw Paleo Carrot Cake

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I have found the recipe in Luke and Scott’s ‘Clean Living Cookbook’. It was a real hit with the entire family and gone in one day:

Ingredients of the raw carrot base:

  • 8-10 pitted dates (I have changed it as I found 12 too sweet)
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg ( I had changed the last two ingredients for 2 tsp on 5-spice powder)
  • pinch of salt

I mixed all ingredients in a food processor/thermamix and pressed it into a lines form

Ingredients for the Cashew Cream Icing:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight (I had only soaked them for 1 hour)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (I used a bit less)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

Again, I just mixed everything in a food processor and spread it over the base.

Then I put the cake into the freezer for a couple of hours – and thaw for a few minutes before serving. The recipe suggests to sprinkle each slice with toasted walnuts, but I think it can also be nice with berries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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