Carrot Cake

Dry Ingredients

180 ml of maple syrup

80 ml tahini

140 ml applesauce

240 g carrots, coarsely grated

Dry ingredients

210 g flour 

¾ teaspoon baking soda

1¼ teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

a pinch of salt

Frosting

80 g cream cheese warmed to at room temperature

20 g unsalted butter, warmed to room temperature

80 g powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation 

Cake

1.      Preheat the oven to 180° C. Grease a 20 cm/9 in loaf tin with a little vegetable oil.

2.     In a large bowl mix together maple syrup and tahini until smooth. Mix in apple sauce.

3.     Next, add grated carrots.

4.     Place a sieve over the bowl containing the wet ingredients and sift all dry ingredients through it. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones thoroughly incorporated.

5.     Transfer the batter to the baking tin. Bake for 45 mins or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing it from the tin. 

7.      Add cream cheese and butter to a bowl and mix until smooth with a mixer or by hand.  Add powdered sugar, a pinch of salt, and vanilla extract.  Mix at low speed, then increase for 3 minutes until completely combined and smooth. Frosting should be soft, but not runny. If too thin, add more confectioner's sugar, a little milk if too thick, a pinch of salt if too sweet. 

8. Ice the top of the cake and stud with nuts.

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