Carrot & Orange Cake

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3c carrot, finely grated
2c pecans, ground in a food processor
1/4c raisins, roughly chopped
1t nutmeg
1 1/2t mixed spice
Date paste
1/2t salt
1/2t orange zest
1/2c desiccated coconut

Mixed spice is a blend of cinnamon, coriander seed, caraway, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
Make the date paste by grinding 1c soft dates and 1/2c orange juice in a food processor until smooth.

• Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
• Shape into individual cakes or press into one large cake, ready to be cut at the end.
• Place on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 115 degrees F for 8 – 12 hours. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can simply place the cake into the fridge to set.

For the frosting
1 1/2c cashews
1/2c water
2T agave
3T coconut oil
1T vanilla
1/4t salt

• Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
• Place in fridge to achieve a thicker consistency and spread on cake when you’re ready to serve.
• Garnish cake with nutmeg.