Raw Mini Carrot Cakes (paleo, nut free gluten free, dairy free, AIP compliant)

Mini Raw (Nut Free) Paleo Carrot Cakes

Raw Mini Carrot Cakes (paleo, nut free gluten free, dairy free, AIP compliant)

Mmmm…I love love love love carrot cake. What I don’t love is the amount of time it takes to make them and the amount of nuts used in almost every single gluten free carrot cake recipe on the web. When I found a raw carrot cake recipe, I thought I could play around with it to omit the nuts, and make it AIP compliant. I did…and holy canoli, this one was a hit – with my gluten free people as well as my not-so-health-concerned friends!

Here’s my inspiration for this one…http://paleogrubs.com/gluten-free-carrot-cake-bites

AIP Compliant Raw Carrot CakesFor the cakes:
10 medjool dates, pitted
1 pound shredded carrots
1 cup roasted plantain chips (no canola oil….don’t forget)
3/4 cup coconut flakes
1 1/2 TBSP coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp mace (or nutmeg if not AIP)

For the Cinnamon Frosting:
3/4 cup Red Palm Shortening
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp vanilla (optional, omit for AIP)
2 Tbsp arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
tiny pinch of sea salt
20 drops of English Toffee Liquid Stevia– optional (omit for AIP)

To make the cakes, blend everything except the carrots in the food processor until well combined. Add the carrots and pulse until everything is blended and chopped nicely. Spoon out into lined muffin tin. Make sure to press down so that they will hold together.

To make the frosting, dump everything in a bowl and use a hand mixer to blend well. Transfer to a piping bag, scratch that (who are we kidding here) a ziplock baggy, cut an edge with good scissors and pipe the frosting in circles to look pretty. You should have extra frosting, no judgement if you pipe it into your mouth…

Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the cakes to set up, but overnight works too.

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