Low-Carb Decadent Carrot Cake

Yes, I know that this cake still has carbs in the form of carrots and pineapple but we leave out the unnecessary carbs found in flour and sugar. If you have extra frosting leftover, feel free to serve it with fresh berries for a healthy dessert.

IngredientsDecadent Carrot Cake
Butter for the pans
1.5 cups coconut flour
.5 cups soy flour
1 cup almond flour
2 cup sugar substitute
2 tablespoons sugar-free maple essence
2.5 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1.5 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon guar-guar gum
5 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons sugar-free vanilla extract
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
4 cups carrots, grated
1 1/2 cup raisins in 1/2 cup warm rum (remove the raisins from the rum)
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, optional

Frosting Ingredients
3 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon guar-guar gum
1 tablespoon sugar-free vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) round pans and line the bottom of the pans with parchment paper. The parchment paper will ensure the cakes do not stick to the pans.In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking soda, guar-guar gum, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In another bowl, add the wet ingredients together (eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, maple essence, buttermilk and crushed pineapple) and whisk.

Using a hand mixer, blend the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined. Add the carrots, raisins and pecans to the mixture and fold the ingredients in.

Pour into the three cake pans. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans and place them on waxed paper  to cool. Make sure the cakes have completely cooled before you attempt to frost them.

Frosting Directions
Add all ingredients except for the nuts, to a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer on high until the mixture becomes fluffy. Stir in the nuts.

Generously frost the three individual cakes with the frosting and then stack one on top of the other. and frost the sides to ensure it is seamless.

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