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Believe it! All you need is a steamer for this soft and moist no-bake carrot cake.
Want to eat cake without the added guilt? Try this carrot cake recipe for a healthier weekend dessert! This no-bake carrot cake recipe is easy: mix everything together, then start on the frosting while the cake steams into a soft and moist masterpiece. You could reduce the sweetness of your cake by using other ingredients such as honey or molasses. Adding toasted coconut to the frosting also helps enhance the flavor.
No-Bake Carrot Cake Recipe
To make the cake:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup rice flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup carrots, grated
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
To make the cream cheese frosting:
100 g cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Walnuts, toasted and chopped
1 Pour water into your steamer and bring it to a boil. Butter and flour a 7-inch cake pan and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, whisk flours, cinnamon powder, baking powder, and salt together until well combined. Set aside.
2 In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the eggs, carrots, sugar, oil, and walnuts together until well-combined. Add the flour mixture into the sugar mixture and mix until just combined.
3 Pour batter into prepared cake pan, cover with foil, and steam for 40 to 50 minutes.
4 To make the frosting, stir cream cheese until softened. Add the sugar and stir until combined. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.
5 To assemble: spread cream cheese frosting over cooled cake and garnish with chopped toasted walnuts.