Saturday, October 19, 2013

Five-Minute Carrot Cake for One

Raise your hand if you like carrot cake.
mini carrot cake
You will LOVE this.
Jump up and down if you’d like a single-serving carrot cake that takes less than 5 minutes to make and is so healthy you can eat the entire recipe in one sitting.
Yes, you really can.
mini carrot cake
Oh, um, and you can stop jumping up and down now.
People at work will start to think you’re crazy…
carrot cake
Five-Minute Carrot Cake
(Can be sugar-free!)
One of my Single-Lady Recipes.
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour (or white flour, or Arrowhead Mills gf)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 “egg” of choice (I used 1/2 tsp ener-g, but 2 tsp flaxmeal would also work. If you must, you can omit completely. It just won’t rise as well.)
  • 1.5 tablespoons xylitol or brown sugar (coconut or white sugar will also work)
  • 1 packet NuNaturals stevia (or 1 more tablespoon sugar or xylitol)
  • 1/3 cup canned carrots, drained (or steamed carrots, peeled) (for a variation, sub with 1/4c pureed pumpkin) (60g)
  • 1 tablespoon milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon oil or more milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients (not carrots). If you have a blender (or Magic Bullet), mix all wet ingredients and blend. (Option for those without a blender: simply fork-mash the carrots very well before combining with the other wet ingredients.) Then mix dry into wet and stir.  Pour into greased ramekins, a little dish, or a mug. (I used two 1/2-cup ramekins.) If using the microwave, cook for 1 minute 20 seconds (or more or less, depending on the strength of your microwave). Or you can cook this in the oven at 350F for around 15 minutes. Let cool before trying to pop out. Serves 1-2.
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