That got your attention didn’t it?
Since this is Friday the 13th I thought maybe we could all use a little pick-me-up.
Most people celebrate special occasions with cake. At our house cake is a reason for celebration all its own. And why not? Especially when you health it up a bit.
All cakes at our house are naked — without frosting. What did you think I meant?
I know carrot cake traditionally has a cream cheese icing. But a rich, moist, dense cake like carrot cake really doesn’t need it. Leave off the icing and you can really taste the full flavor of the cake.
Here’s my recipe — give it a try and let me know what you think.
Naked Carrot Cake
1 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup agave nectar
2. Combine all ingredients. Mix until well blended.
3. Pour into prepared 9 x 13 pan.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
5. I think this cake is best served plain and needs no icing. However if you must have icing there are plenty of recipes available online.