Recipe: Carrot Spice Snacking Cake! - Stamford Moms

Running out of options already when hearing, “I’m hungry” during Spring Break?

Make a Carrot Spice Snacking Cake with the kids! The Local Moms Network contributor, CatwithaK Cooks, is sharing this gluten, butter and oil-free healthy treat! Make it with the kids and then everyone can enjoy throughout the week!

Yield: 1 8×8 inch square cake


1 cups carrot, shredded
2 large eggs, whisked 1⁄2 cup maple syrup

1 cup almond flour
1 1⁄3 cups oat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2⁄3 cup walnuts, chopped
1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt


1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1⁄2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
3⁄4 cup Monkfruit powdered sugar (or regular powdered sugar) 1⁄4 tsp Kosher salt
1/3 cup candied ginger, chopped, for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Line your pan with parchment and spray with baking spray.
3. In a large bowl, mix together carrots, eggs, and maple syrup and whisk to combine.
4. In a separate bowl, combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt and whisk lightly with a fork. Add to wet ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in the walnuts.
5. Bake for 28-32 minutes until the tester comes out clean. Let cool briefly in the pan and finish cooling completely on a rack before frosting.

To make the frosting – Beat together the butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar with a hand or stand mixer until smooth and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake and garnish with the candied ginger if using. Enjoy!

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