Healthy carrot cake (no butter or sugar)

▪️Ingredients

1 cup of almond flour 

2 teaspoon of baking powder 

1 teaspoon of cinnamon 

2 whole eggs

1/4 cup of organic honey 

1/4 cup of coconut oil 

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 1/2 cups of carrot , peeled and grated 

1/4 cup crushed walnuts ( or any other nuts)

▪️Ingredients for light cream cheese frosting: 

1/2 cup of light cream cheese 

1/2 cup of Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

 1 teaspoon of Stevia

Preheat oven to 180 c.
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, almond flour, cinnamon and baking powder. Leave it aside.

In another bowl put 2 eggs . Beat eggs until foamy. Add honey, beat 2 to 3 mins until well combined. Stir in coconut oil , apple sauce and vanilla extract until throughly combined. 

Add in half of dry ingredients until just combined. Then add the remaining dry ingredient mixture and stir well. Fold in the grated carrots and crushed walnuts. Grease 8inch cake tin with coconut oil or cooking spray. Pour batter into cake tin and spread out evenly. Bake in oven for 30-35 mins. 

While its baking make the light cream cheese frosting. Take 1/2 cup of light cream cheese , 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt , 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of Stevia. In bowl beat the cream cheese until soft for about a min. Add in yogurt and vanilla extract and continue to beat 2-3 mins until well combined. Finally stir in the stevia. 
Put cream cheese frosting in fridge until ready to use.

Once cake is done, allow to cool completely to room temperature before spreading the frosting. Take the cake out of tin and cover the entire cake with the frosting. Place cake in fridge until frosting is set. Before serving top the cake with 1/4 cup of crushed walnuts. Enjoy!

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