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I have been craving carrot cake since the first warm day hit us at the end of March. Finding a recipe that had a cream cheese frosting that we could eat was very challenging but after many Google searches – I finally found THE ONE! LOL As you can see from the picture above, we thoroughly enjoyed this cake. It came out so moist and sweet. The frosting was very good and easy to make. The picture below is the professional picture from the magazine where I found the carrot cake recipe. Looks good, doesn’t it? Why not try it out yourself? Let me know how yours turns out. Enjoy! 😉 Please see below the cake recipe for the very easy allergy free cream cheese frosting recipe.
Lighter and fluffier than most carrot cakes, this recipe delivers rich, spicy flavor.
5 large eggs, room temperature
½ cup vegetable oil (I used Safflower Oil)
2 cups sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw)
2 cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend (see below recipe)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
3 cups grated carrots (I peeled 6 carrots and threw them into my Vitamix)
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts (I threw 1 1/2 c of walnuts into my Vitamix)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans and lightly dust with gluten-free flour.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs, oil and sugar at medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour blend, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and xanthan gum.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet batter and mix on medium-low speed just until blended, approximately 30 seconds. Fold in grated carrots, raisins and nuts (if desired) until combined.
5. Divide the batter between the two prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 60 to 75 minutes, depending on oven and pan size. Begin checking for doneness at 60 minutes. Cake is done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool in the pans for 20 minutes; then turn it out of the pans and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend
MAKES 2 CUPS
1 cup rice flour ½ cup tapioca starch/flour ½ cup cornstarch or potato starch
Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until used.
Recipe by Diane Kittle, owner of Dee’s One Smart Cookie, a gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-friendly bakery in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
The Cream Cheese Frosting I found at another website and it was so easy, I almost cried! I searched and searched and while many recipes called for me to soak almonds and other deep and time-consuming methods; Megan and Kim at Welcoming Kitchen ‘welcomed’ me with open arms and a tasty recipe. Please click on the link below to see what other great recipes they have to share.
4TB Soy-Free Earth Balance Buttery Spread
1/2C Vanilla Flavored Coconut Milk Yogurt (I used So Delicious Brand; as suggested by Megan and Kim)
2 1/3C or more of powdered sugar
Mix together Earth Balance and yogurt in stand mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar until your frosting reaches the texture you enjoy. (I’m not sure how much I used since I just kept adding until it was as thick as we like our frosting). I frosting the cake immediately; after letting the cake cool for 20 minutes. This frosting dries FAST so make sure you are ready to frost as soon as you are done making it. I ended up using a spatula in very hot water to smooth the frosting on our cake. Regardless, this frosting complements the carrot cake perfectly. Thank you so much Megan and Kim from Welcoming Kitchen; for such an easy and tasty recipe!
I have to share this craziness with you!! I just found out that here in NJ, once your child turns 14 he/she can stop going to school; not take prescribed medications; sign themselves out of medical institutions at their OWN whim…. This LAW is ridiculous! Oh and even if your child has a disability and is neurologically impaired in any way; the staff at the hospital & school will make certain that YOUR child understands his/her rights and will not accept YOUR child if he/she says NO!!!
THIS IS CRAZY!!! Then the parents are penalized when same child does something against the law BUT the systems that are supposed to help won’t because that same child refuses to take medications; stay in a hospital; stay in school; follow the ‘right’ laws….THIS WORLD IS CRAZY!!! As a PARENT, you have NO RIGHTS EXCEPT THE RIGHT TO LOSE YOUR JOB AND MIND WHEN YOUR CHILD DETERMINES THAT HE/SHE WILL DO WHATEVER HE/SHE WANTS & YOU HAVE NO LEGAL LEGS TO STAND ON!!!
Is this the law in your State? Do you know if this is a Federal law? WE ALL NEED TO FIGHT IT WHATEVER TYPE OF LAW IT IS! Last time I checked my family…this is MY child and no one else has the RIGHT to tell him he can go ahead and not go to school; not take his meds; leave the hospital whenever he wants, etc. These ‘laws’ don’t parent, love, feed, cloth, teach nor live with MY teen/child. How can they make such a blanket law without the consent of parents?? THEY can come and parent my teen for me since THEY have decided that he’s quite capable of taking care of himself at 14 YEARS OLD!!
To make matters even more confusing, that same ‘child/teen’ can’t get a job without working papers until said teen is 16. The same teen can’t even drive without an adult until what – 18??? That same teen also can’t make educational decisions on his own until he is 18. And don’t forget the Truancy Laws so if he/she decides to stop going to school parents and child end up in court and being fined even if this was his/her decision. Need I go on??? As my son just said – ‘WHOEVER MADE THIS LAW IS CRAZY!’ I completely agree.
Psalm Chapter 12 Verses 1 – 4
1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips
but harbor deception in their hearts.
3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue—
4 those who say,
“By our tongues we will prevail;
our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”
I found an article on Facebook and wanted to share it with you. I start off with my reaction and then you can click on the link underlined below to read the article…
I liked reading the article but I have tried all of the suggested interventions for the last 10+ years as well as using apps on my son’s Iphone so he can review what to say, who it is appropriate to touch, etc. So far, he’s 15 and we are STILL experiencing his ‘bluntness’. I’ve become immune over the years to the stares we receive as a result of his bluntness and though I use each one as a ‘teachable moment’ if something else presents itself and I don’t immediately prompt him with the socially appropriate comments he will say whatever comes to mind. In fact, even when I do prompt there are times when what he’s thinking slips our anyway. Also, babysitters are pretty non existent – who do you know that enjoys having there flaws spoken about each time you see them? My son’s bluntness and honesty have been the downfall of many relationships – for him and our entire family.
Since I’m not always around and our extended family is prone to feeling embarrassed, as are other adults and teens; there are many places our son doesn’t go. Imagine us trying to get on an airplane or even through an airport. It would be a nightmare unless he is asleep…..he didn’t talk clearly until 6 1/2 – 7 years old and we thank God he is verbal. This blessing has come along with many new issues.
He is a social butterfly and would LOVE to have friends but what he says always and I mean ALWAYS ends what can be great friendships. So, perhaps those ideas will work for others but we are pretty much stuck in a rut here. I’m a certified preschool thru 3rd grade teacher and many days parenting my son when it comes to social awareness feels like the constant redirection I give to my children at school on a daily basis.
On the other hand, bluntness does run in our family. His Dad and I are very blunt with what we say but being blunt doesn’t mean you have to be hurtful with your words. Yes, the truth does hurt many times and a lot of times the things our children say are honest to a fault – not their fault but to our society who is okay with lying to make others feel good. For all the problems we have with our son’s bluntness many days we feel that the problem is not his honesty but the fact that in order to survive in today’s society one feels that one must LEARN to LIE!
Our son LOVES reading and memorizing verses out of the Holy Bible and one such verse that is a part of our ‘Family Orders’ is :
Tell the truth At All Times ~ “Do things in such a way that everyone can see that you are trustworthy.” Romans chapter 12 Verse 17b.
God’s Word also states in James chapter 3 verses 5 thru 9:
3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.