Grain and Dairy Free Carrot Cake with Avocado Frosting

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A delicious moist and light Carrot Cake with sweet and creamy Avocado frosting - perfect anytime of day as a treat or served with Booja-Booja Vanilla 'Ice Cream' for an indulgent desert.

Ingredients Cake:
200g Almond Flour (Ground Almonds / Almond Meal)
250g Grated Carrot
100g Xylitol or Sugar
3 Small Organic Eggs
2 Tsp Baking Soda
The Zest of one Lemon
50g Nuts or Seeds - I used a combination of Sunflower Seeds and Walnuts (optional)
50g Raisins (optional)

Ingredients Frosting:
1 very ripe Avocado
50g powdered Xylitol (I use a pestle and mortar) or Icing Sugar

Method: Cake
1. Combine the Almonds, Carrots, Lemon Zest, Nuts and Raisins in a bowl
2. Separate the Egg Yokes from the Whites
3. Beat the Egg Yokes then wisk in the Xylitol or Sugar
4. Whisk the Egg Whites until foamy
5. Gently fold the Almonds, Carrots, Lemon Zest, Nuts and Raisins into the Egg Yoke and Xylitol/Sugar
6. Add the Baking Soda to the Egg Whites and whisk
7. Very gently fold the Egg Whites and Baking Soda mix into the other ingredients
8. Line a loaf tin with a cake case or grease the tin and line the bottom with baking paper 
9. Spoon in the batter and cook for 40-45 mins at 180C / Gas Mark 4 - on touch the cake should spring back when cooked
10. Remove the Cake from the oven, allow to cool thoroughly before serving
Method: Frosting
1. Blend the Avocado and Xylitol or Icing Sugar
2. Frost the cake (the cake must be cool)
3. Frost the cake just before needed as the Frosting will discolor over time


I'd love to know what you think of the Cake - let me know if you make any alterations to the ingredients and how it turns out! I'm going to try a Vegan version using Egg Replacer - I'll update you all with the results!
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