Making Good On Promises - Pistachio Carrot Cake Recipe

It is SUPER important to me to make good on promises I make. Frankly, I don't make promises I can't keep.  That said, as promised, here's a recipe for a delicious, and healthier carrot cake. Do remember that a treat is a treat is a treat, so even "healthy" treats should be treated as treats. Should I say treat a few more times? ;)

CARROT CAKE or CARROT MUFFINS (MUFFINS PICTURED):

2 sticks of butter, melted

9 eggs

3 large carrots (makes 3 cups grated)

5 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/5 coconut milk

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Mix wet ingredients together

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ADD:

1 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup pistachios

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Bake at 400 degrees:

Muffins - 20 minutes

Cake - 45-50 minutes

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FROSTING:

8 oz cream cheese (heat in microwave for 20-25 seconds to soften)

1 tablespoon of grated ginger (fresh)

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest from (size of a small lemon)

1 tablespoon honey

Mix until desired sweetness - add more honey or other ingredients if desired

 

Why pistachios you ask? It's kinda cool to mix things up a bit, don't you think?

Enjoy!

 

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This recipe yields a dozen muffins and 2 loaves (frosting is a perfect amount to cover all)