Quinoa & Carrot Cake

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This carrot cake have a texture that literally melts in your mouth when you eat it.

It is without a doubt the best carrot cake I had made so far.

You should try it!

Servings

 1 cake (about 10 slices)

Ingredients

CAKE

* 2 cups Quinoa flour

* 2 teaspoons baking powder

* 2 teaspoons baking soda

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1 cup sugar

* 3/4 cup olive oil

* 4 large eggs

* 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce

* 3 cups grated carrots ( 4-5 medium)

* 1 cup chopped walnuts

* 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

* 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

FROSTING

* 8 0z light cream cheese, softened (you can also use regular)

* 1/3 cup butter, softened

* 2 teaspoons lemon juice

* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

* 1 1/2 cup icing sugar

* 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

* Preheat oven 350′F

* In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and walnuts. Mix and set aside.

* In another bowl, whisk sugar, oil, eggs, apple sauce and vanilla. Add carrots. Mix.

* Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and gently mix.

* Pour into a baking pan (greased or silicone).

* Cook for about 45 minutes. When a toothpick comes out clean, the cake is ready.

* Cool cake before putting the frosting.

* Beat cream cheese and butter together until you reach a fluffy texture. Gradually add lemon juice, vanilla and icing sugar. Beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

* With a knife or spatula spread the frosting on the cake and decorate with walnuts.

* Serve and enjoy!

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