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Oh my goodness! Are you ready for this Perfect Paleo AIP Carrot Cake? I know I am so ready to share it with you.
I love carrots. I love carrots in juices, steamed, roasted, sautéed, raw, and in baked goods.
But especially in baked goods.
I mean, who doesn’t like carrot cakes, carrot cupcakes, carrot cookies, or carrot bread? Seriously. Vegetables in my dessert goodies. I could get used to that.
How could you resist a vegetable in your dessert? It makes eating sweets and treats so much more justifiable when you can say, “Hey! Wanna try a salad? I baked it into this amazing dessert.”
And your friends say, “You’re crazy! That’s cake.” And you know you are just slightly crazy, but carrots in your dessert could be argued to be a salad. Because in reality, the definition of a salad is something that has a vegetable and is healthy for you.
Am I right????
In all seriousness, carrots are incredibly good for you. We know that carrots are packed with Vitamin A, but we shouldn’t discount that carrots have a decent amount of Vitamin B6, Biotin, Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin K. The beauty of nature’s nutrients is that they are dense and packed into some beautiful food.
And, carrots are easy to cook and a perfect snack when raw. They don’t take a lot of prep time either!
I do want to warn you though, not to peel your carrots if you can stand it! Carrot peels contain a lot of the nutrients of the vegetable, and you lose that when you throw them in the trash. Instead, take a wash cloth and scrub them under running water. You’ll get rid of most of the gritty dirt that way, but improve the nutrient value of your meals.
And, when you bake them into a Perfect Paleo AIP Carrot Cake, then you will never even notice that you didn’t peel them. This cake has so many flavors in it that a little bit of peel won’t turn off its awesomeness. What flavors, you ask? I’ve packed this cake with vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and maple syrup.
And it’s incredible when you top it with my cream cheese frosting.
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