Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rawdawg Rory's Carrot Cake~Yummo!

Last week Rawdawg Rory posted this recipe on his blog and I had to make it.  It was very easy to make and only took about 30 mins. to put together.  My family loved it.  It actually got better as the days passed.
The only difference between Rawdawg's and mine is that I used blood oranges...mmmmmmmmm
Click here to go to his blog for a demo of how to make the frosting

Carrot Cake ~ Rawdawg Rory's recipe

This batch is for either 1 layer or a small cake! For an approx 2″ high by 8″ round cake, go ahead and repeat this recipe!

1+1/2 cups of almonds
1 cup of rough chopped carrot
1 cup of dates
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
pinch of sea salt

Place the almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in your food processor and grind until you’ve turned them into “flour”. Remove to a bowl. Put your carrots into the processor and grind down finely. Now here’s a tweak option, you can use the carrots as is to make an extremely moist cake or you can place them in cheese cloth or a juice bag and wring them out a bit.. I left mine juicy.

Mix the carrots and flour together in a mixing bowl and divide in half . Place half the carrot/flour mix into the processor and grind with half of the dates, repeat with the leftover ingredients, this step may seem tedious, but it’s to make sure the dates are finley ground down and the finished cake well combined. Now gently press the mix into a greased 8″ spring form pan and allow to set in the fridge for 30 minutes while you make the frosting..

Orange Vanilla Creamy Frosting ~

1+ 1/2 cups of cashews, soaked for an hour to soften (you can sub macadamia nuts if you like
1/2 cup of dates, pitted
juice of 2 oranges
3/4 tsp of the fresh orange peel
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla bean seeds)
pinch of sea salt

Blend everything until smooth and creamy in your blender. If using a standard blender, you can soak the dates in the o.j. before blending to soften them up.

I had a lot of extra frosting leftover and we ate it like pudding!! mmmmmmmm.

Every Recipe of Rawdawg's is can get his recipe books on his blog link above.


  1. blood orange frosting? yum! that was a great twist.

  2. oh yeah....
    the frosting was divine...the flavor was intense.
    love your blog!



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