Paleo Carrot Cake with Honey Frosting

I have had this recipe ready for awhile now but I wasn’t very happy with the photos that I took of my creation.  The plan was to make another carrot cake, take more photos and then post it to the blog.  But, other things got in the way and I just haven’t had a chance to make more cake.  I am going to post this here now and in the future I plan to come back with better photos in the future.

The cake is good and I don’t want you to have to wait days weeks months before I can get back and take better photos.

Since starting Crossfit, I have been hearing a lot about the Paleo way of eating.  It refers to going to back to our roots—way, way back to cave man times when people had to forage and hunt for sustenance.  From my limited research, the Paleo diet is all about whole, fresh foods–meats, vegetables, some fruits, and very little beans, no dairy, no sugar (kind of sounds like the South Beach Diet renamed).  I know that one famous blogger has posted about it a bunch of times.

This cake is full of fresh carrots, raisins, almond flour and hazelnuts.  All healthy, all tasty in combination.

I topped it with a honey cream cheese frosting which technically isn’t Paleo friendly.  If you are being really careful, leave that off and enjoy the cake plain.   Or, try this Paleo Coconut Frosting from Elena’s Pantry.  Otherwise, I say use the frosting….a little bit won’t kill you.

Paleo Carrot Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

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Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

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Recipe for carrot cake inspired by They Call It Failing for a Reason, Frosting from Martha Stewart.

 

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