Carrot Cake Bites

Delicious, moist carrot cake with a creamy cashew icing – perfect for a little snack with a nice cup of tea.

This recipe uses banana as an egg substitute, allowing for ultimate moistness. Incredibly simple, plus you’re likely to have most of the ingredients in the cupboard already!

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The Recipe

Dry cake ingredients

  • 2 and 1/4 cups of plain flour (240g)
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Wet cake ingredients

  • 1/2 a cup of melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 of a cup dairy-free milk (I used soya milk)
  • 1/4 of a cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 a cup light brown sugar
  • 2 medium sized bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups of finely grated carrot (approx. 240g)

For the cashew icing

  • 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked for 1 hour*
  • 1/4 of a cup of dairy-free milk
  • 1/4 of a cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of dairy-free butter (or softened coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon

* Empty the cashews into a bowl, and cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for one hour, then drain before use.

For the cake…

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180.C (or 350.F) and grease a medium sized, rectangular baking dish with a little oil.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl .
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients – minus the carrots.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and use a hand blender to achieve a smooth and creamy texture.
  5. Gently fold in the grated carrots.
  6. Pour the cake mix into the baking dish, and pop into the oven for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Eat any residing cake mix from the bowl -no one will judge you.
  8. Once cooked, allow to cool and cut into little bite sized chunks.

For the icing…

  1. Add all the ingredients into a high speed blender, and blend for at least 2 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pop into the fridge until your cakes are ready for icing. Enjoy!

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