Raw Carrot Cake {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD, AIP}

Raw Carrot Cake {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD, AIP}

I bet even though you’re here you’re probably having a hard time believing the frosting on these raw carrot cake cupcakes is actually raw, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, right? Must be a typo or something… Well, I’m in disbelief myself to be honest, so I don’t blame you ;). I was so excited this pipeable raw frosting worked so well and held its shape! Seems there’s no end to the wonderful treats you can make with healthy raw foods.

Raw Carrot Cake {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD, AIP}

A raw carrot cake has been on my hit list for some time now, so finally getting around to making this has been a real treat. I’ve been making all kinds of carrot cakes lately, but this one made me the happiest on account of its simplicity, ease of making, clean healthy factor, and it’s gorgeous-looking frosting! Looking at these cupcakes just made me smile every time.

Raw Carrot Cake {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD, AIP}

I made this carrot cake into 6 little cupcakes for individual servings, but the recipe can easily be made into one 6″ cake or doubled for a taller cake. You can even make two 6″ layers and make this into a layer cake — the frosting will totally hold up! This frosting can be piped {I used a Wilton 1G tip}, or just spread with a spatula. Sprinkling it with cinnamon on top seals the deal ;)

Raw Carrot Cake {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD, AIP}

Oh, and feel free to play around — dates, dried pineapple, or dried apricots, etc. would be amazing in place of the raisins here {or in combination with}, as would pecans or brazil nuts in place of walnuts. You can even get away with reducing a bit of the coconut oil in the base a little and adding a more dried fruit instead if you prefer {the coconut oil helps it solidify into shape a little better}. So feel free to use your favorite carrot-cake add-ins and have fun exploring ;)

Raw Carrot Cake {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD, AIP}

4.5 from 2 reviews
Raw Carrot Cake {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD, AIP}
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook/Chill Time: 
Ready In: 
Makes: 6 cupcakes
 
Ingredients
Cake Ingredients:
  • ½ cup raisins {or other dried fruit of your choice}
  • 1 cup walnuts {omit for AIP version -- use a mix of shredded coconut and more dried fruit instead, or use some dried white mulberries instead altogether}
  • 4 small carrots, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, softened
  • ¼ cup maple syrup {or your favorite liquid sweetener, like honey, agave, etc.}
  • 1-2 tsp pure vanilla extract {use alcohol-free for AIP}
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg {omit for AIP}
  • dash salt
Frosting Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup coconut manna, warmed to a soft consistency {also called coconut butter}
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, at room temperature {or your favorite liquid sweetener, like honey, agave, etc.}
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk of your choice, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract {use alcohol-free for AIP}
  • cinnamon for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Line a muffin pan with 6 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. Place all cake ingredients into a food processor and process into a finely crumbled/sticky mixture {be careful not to over-process into a paste though}. Divide this mixture between the 6 cupcake liners and use your fingers to press into a cupcake shape {I flattened the tops of mine by simply pressing them down evenly to create a smooth surface for the frosting, but you can always shape yours into little domed cakes}. Place the tray in the freezer and allow to set for at least 3-4 hours or until firm.
  3. Make sure all frosting ingredients are at room temperature, when ready to frost, place all frosting ingredients into a high power blender {I used my Vitamix for this} and process into a smooth consistency. Transfer to a piping bag and frost the cupcakes. Sprinkle with a hint cinnamon and enjoy!
Notes
Store leftover cupcakes in the fridge. Let them sit out for 10 minutes after refrigeration to allow the frosting to soften up a touch {it will really hold its shape infinitely though and continue to look just as it did when you first piped it -- just gets a little firmer when chilled}.

Note: maple syrup is not a raw sweetener, but that's my preferred sweetener to use. Feel free to use your favorite raw sweetener instead if you prefer.
Now your turn to share: Have you ever tried raw carrot cake before? Favorite carrot cake add-ins?

Raw Carrot Cake {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD, AIP}

Happy {un}baking!

Audrey

~~

This Raw Carrot Cake recipe has been shared with the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.
    1. Jasmine
      • Audrey
    2. Holli
      • Audrey
      • Audrey
    3. Shaun Hoobler
      • Audrey
      • Audrey
    4. angelica
      • Audrey
      • Audrey
      • Audrey
      • Audrey
      • Audrey
      • Audrey

    Add Your Comment

    Rate this recipe:  
12.9K Shares
Pin12.5K
Share384
Yum61