Indulging in a sweet treat doesn’t always have to come at the cost of health. Enter our Sugar-Free Carrot and Pecan Cake – a guilt-free delight that satisfies your sweet cravings without compromising your wellness. This moist and flavorful cake is a perfect blend of the wholesome goodness of carrots and the nutty crunch of pecans. Dive into the world of guilt-free indulgence with this delectable dessert.
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup powdered erythritol (or sweetener of your choice)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a cake pan.
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In another bowl, whisk together eggs, applesauce, melted coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.
- Fold in grated carrots and chopped pecans.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool before slicing.
4. How to Prepare:
Preparing this sugar-free carrot and pecan cake is a breeze. Mix dry ingredients, combine wet ingredients, blend them together, fold in carrots and pecans, bake, and voila! A delightful, guilt-free dessert is ready to grace your table.
5. Preparation Time:
The entire process, from mixing to baking, takes approximately 1 hour. The reward? A scrumptious cake that will have everyone asking for seconds.
This recipe yields a generous 12 slices, making it ideal for sharing with family and friends.
Q1: Can I use a different sugar substitute? A1: Absolutely! Feel free to substitute erythritol with your preferred sugar alternative.
Q2: Can I make this cake ahead of time? A2: Yes, this cake keeps well when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Q3: Can I omit the pecans? A3: Certainly, though the pecans add a delightful crunch. You can replace them with your favorite nuts or exclude them altogether.
Q4: Is almond flour necessary? A4: Yes, almond flour contributes to the cake’s moist texture. Using a different flour may alter the results.
Q5: Can I freeze this cake? A5: Absolutely! Wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and freeze for up to three months.
Indulging in a slice of our Sugar-Free Carrot and Pecan Cake is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a celebration of wholesome ingredients. Delight in the guilt-free pleasure of a dessert that’s as good for your health as it is for your sweet tooth. Embrace the goodness, savor the flavors, and enjoy every guilt-free bite!