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The Most Amazing Carrot Cake

Make a healthy and delicious carrot cake in the comfort of your kitchen. This easy homemade carrot cake recipe is a perfect dessert for a weekend get-together with friends. You can add raisins, walnuts or other types of nuts if you prefer. You can also serve a slice of this cake as an afternoon snack with a glass of fresh fruit juice or a smoothie.

Ingredients:

• 3 cups finely shredded carrots
• 2 cups chopped walnuts

Batter:

• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups granulated sugar
• 3 tsp baking soda
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp ground clove
• 1 tsp ground nutmeg
• 1 tsp allspice
• 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
• 1 cup crushed pineapple
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 5 large eggs
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Mix:

• 16 oz softened cream cheese
• 1 cup softened butter
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 3 cups sugar

• some chopped walnuts (for garnishing)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare three 9-inch cake rounds.
Grease lightly with butter or oil and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Prepare a large mixing bowl.
Add all-purpose flour and granulated sugar.
Add baking soda and baking powder.
Season with salt, ground cinnamon, ground clove, ground nutmeg and allspice.
Mix to combine using an electric hand mixer.
Add unsweetened apple sauce, crushed pineapple and vegetable oil.
Add eggs and vanilla extract.
Mix to combine the batter using an electric hand mixer.
Add the finely shredded carrots into the batter.
Add chopped walnuts.
Fold the mixture using a spatula to mix well.
Pour the batter on each cake round equally.
Spread and distribute evenly.
Place them in the preheated oven.
Let them bake for 30-35 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese mixture.
Add softened cream cheese and softened butter in a bowl.
Whisk until well combined.
Add vanilla extract and sugar.
Whisk until the mixture is smooth and soft.
Put the cream cheese mix in a piping bag.
Place in the fridge for a few minutes.

Once carrot cakes are done, remove them from the oven.
Let them cool down for 15 minutes.
Once done, remove the cake from the cake rounds.
Remove the parchment paper.
Place one carrot cake on a cake table turner.
Pipe cream cheese on top and spread evenly.
Add the second carrot cake on top.
Pipe cream cheese on top and spread evenly.
Add the third carrot cake on top.
Pipe cream cheese on top and around the sides of the carrot cake stack.
Smoothen the cream cheese around.
Garnish with chopped walnuts.
Decorate the cake with the rest of the cream cheese mix.
Cut the cake into equal slices.
Serve and enjoy!

The Most Amazing Carrot Cake
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUkcf1-oSP8

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is a flavorful comfort food. You can also prepare this for a weekend dinner. It is a delicious combination of cooked or rotisserie chicken, carrots and peas. They are mixed in with sauce made of chicken broth, flour, white onion and celery. This recipe takes about an hour to prepare and cook.

Ingredients:

• 2 pie crusts (homemade or prepared)
• 1.5 cups diced chicken (cooked)
• 4 carrots (peeled and sliced)
• 1/2 cup frozen peas
• 1 small white onion (diced)
• 2 celery stalks (diced)
• 2 tbsp butter
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 1 hour to prepare and cook. Serves 8.

Prepare the bottom pie crust on a round baking dish.
Set aside.

Prepare a saucepan.
Melt butter over medium-high heat.
Add diced white onion.
Saute for 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
Add all-purpose flour.
Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes until well combined.
Add 2 cups of chicken broth.
Stir and bring it to a simmer.
Once it simmers, season with salt and black pepper.
Stir and cook until the mixture is thick.
Once the sauce is thick, switch off the heat.
Set aside.

Prepare another saucepan.
Add sliced carrots and diced celeries into the saucepan.
Cover it with water.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Once it boils, let it simmer for 8 minutes or until carrots are tender.
Once it simmers, add frozen peas.
Let it boil for 1-2 minutes.
Once done, drain the water.
Add the vegetables into the sauce.
Add the diced cooked chicken.
Stir to combine well.
Transfer the mixture into the pie crust.
Spread evenly.
Cover with the top pie crust.
Cinch the edges of the crust to seal.
Poke a few holes on the top crust or cut a few slices.
Place it inside an oven at 425 F temperature.
Let it bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Let it cool for a few minutes, then slice for servings.
Enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

If you prefer beef rather than chicken, then you may do that. Instead of using chicken broth, use beef broth. If you want a veggie pot pie, then substitute your favorite veggies such as broccoli florets, mushrooms and baby corn.

How To Make Chicken Pot Pie
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAYqRY2Mq0

Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe | Easy and Healthy Dessert Recipe

Carrots are a good source of nutrients that may help with clear skin, boosting the immune system and reducing high blood pressure. They are also a weight-loss-friendly food beneficial in maintaining good digestion. This healthy carrot cake is a delicious dessert you can serve to everyone. Its sweetness is a mix of pure maple syrup and pure vanilla extract. This recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare and 45 to bake.

Ingredients:

Batter:

• 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
• 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
• 1/2 cup coconut sugar
• 1/4 cup avocado oil
• 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
• 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1.5 cups spelt flour
• 1/2 cup almond flour
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp ground ginger
• 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1.5 cups carrots (grated)

Frosting:

• 1/4 cup skyr or Greek yogurt
• 3/4 cup cream cheese
• 2 tbsp raw honey

• chopped walnuts (for garnishing)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Pour unsweetened almond milk.
Add apple cider vinegar.
Whisk to combine.
Set aside.

Prepare another mixing bowl.
Crack open two eggs.
Add unsweetened apple sauce, coconut sugar and avocado oil.
Drizzle with pure maple syrup and pure vanilla extract.
Add the milk mixture into the bowl.
Whisk to combine.
Sift through spelt flour, almond flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, sea salt and baking soda.
Whisk to combine.
Add the grated carrots.
Mix well.
Transfer to a lightly greased, parchment-lined 9 x 9-inch baking dish.
Spread to distribute evenly.
Place it inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 40-45 minutes.
Once done, remove the carrot cake from the oven and let it cool.

Frosting:

Meanwhile, prepare another mixing bowl.
Add skyr yogurt and cream cheese.
Season with raw honey and pure vanilla extract.
Whisk using an electric handheld mixer.
Continue to whisk until stiff peaks form.

Assembly:

Spread the frosting on top of the carrot cake.
Garnish with chopped walnuts.
Cut the cake into equal slices.
Serve and enjoy!

Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe - Easy and Healthy Dessert Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtqPdIkjhvU