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Raw Carrot Cake

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I’m not normally a raw-carrot person, but the above was as dreamy as it looks. And now I’m still dreaming about it! I almost didn’t make it, though. When I looked through the cookbook, Raw for Dessert, I folded down a lot of recipes! Cashew Cream, Crème Brulée, Chocolate Pudding, and on and on. These recipes seemed simple enough, with few ingredients and steps. And anyone who knows me knows that I am intimidated by long-winded recipes. But this time, I decided to challenge myself: find a long recipe that sounded good, and go for it! This is how I settled upon the Raw Spice Cake, a recipe I normally would’ve shied away from due to its extensive ingredient list.

Raw Spice Cake

(Reprinted with permission, with CCK’s carrot-cake addition)

Yield: one 6-inch cake (8 servings)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds (unsoaked)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut (CCK omitted)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup raw walnuts (unsoaked)
  • 1 cup raw pecans (unsoaked)
  • 8 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or dark agave syrup (CCK omitted)
  • 1/4 to 1/2c shredded carrot (CCK special addition)

Place the almonds, coconut, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves, and nutmeg in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until finely ground. Add the walnuts and pecans and process until finely ground. Add the dates and orange zest and process until the mixture begins to stick together. Add the raisins, maple syrup, and carrots, and process briefly to incorporate. Line a 6-inch cake pan with a parchment-paper round. Pour the nut mixture into the pan and distribute it evenly. Press down with your hand to compact. To serve, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Place a serving plate upside down on top of the cake pan. Invert, then lift the pan off. Remove the parchment round. Covered with plastic wrap, Spice Cake will keep for 5 days stored in the refrigerator or for 2 weeks stored in the freezer.

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I frosted my carrot cake with Raw Cream Cheese Frosting and cinnamon.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. StephORama says:

    Wow, that carrot cake is gorgeous!

  2. The carrot cake looks amazing! Yum. :) I started my day off with a bowl of Banana-Almond Butter-Cocoa porridge.

  3. The Vegan says:

    That looks divine! I love having cake for breakfast, I’ve haven’t had cake for breakfast in awhile, perhaps its an excuse to make THIS cake.

    This morning was definitely started with a yummy note. My breakfast was a bowl of red quinoa with blueberries, cashew, raisins, and a drizzle of agave. yumm.

  4. Marina says:

    Mhm, carrot cake…
    I always had cake for breakfast when I was younger!
    Leftovers from birthday cakes and stuff like that. Gosh I miss that :)

  5. Cake for breakfast. I like it :)

  6. Alex says:

    And I thought a teaspoon of dark chocolate spread in my porridge was a luxurious way to start my day … I have been outdone by carrot cake!

    1. Oh no, chocolate can never be outdone ;).

  7. Faith says:

    Hehe, I was THISCLOSE to having a cupcake for breakfast this morning but I realized I’m giving blood and needed something a bit more substantial/hearty…but that’s not to say I can’t have one tomorrow!!!

  8. Jennifer - jcd says:

    Incredible! Cake for breakfast, especially raw cakes, have always been part of my ‘diet’. Why, just today I had CCK raw cheesecake with fresh garden raspberries for breakfast. Yummy and healthy – why not?

    1. Mmm sounds good to me. I’m jealous of your garden raspberries! My uncle used to have raspberry bushes, and we LOVED picking them!! Then they went straight into our cereal.

  9. Alexis says:

    That looks SO delicious!!! I started my day off with Kashi Heart to Heart and blueberries in sweetened vanilla almond milk (my favorite!)

  10. Gloria says:

    O..m…g… I’m drooling. I just put “MAKE CCK RAW CARROT CAKE” on my To Do list for this weekend. YUMMM!!

  11. emma says:

    that looks fabulous! I eat the same thing for breakfast everyday, maybe I’ll switch it up and try some healthy cake instead!

  12. Erika says:

    I have a bunch of friends that tell me the day after their birthday they always have cake for breakfast and I was surprised…Cake for Breakfast? My parents would never let me do that! I am happy I have such health-concious parents – I won’t have to worry about breaking unhealthy food habits when I am older!

  13. holy yum. i will be making this soon. it looks divine and carrot cake is one of my fave flavors!

  14. Wow that looks really good! I know I’ve had cake for breakfast the day after my birthday. How could you not?

    I started my day off with leftover kale, corn, and mushrooms. Maybe weird but I enjoyed it!

    1. haha you started off opposite from me! But normally, I’m with you. I love leftovers for breakfast. Oh heck, I just love leftovers, period!

  15. Angela says:

    Carrot cake is my FAV dessert. Seriously love it so much. I would love to try this recipe it looks awesome.

  16. tastyandtrim says:

    I love carrot cake and that one looks amazing!! I used to adore the carrot cake that Starbucks used to have in their case and I would have that for breakfast once in a while..I haven’t seen it there for a while though :(

  17. I’m not a big cake fan, so never had it for breakfast … but, I love a super-dense carrot cake-like creation and that looks awesome! I just bookmarked the recipe :)

  18. That looks really good! I haven’t had cake for breakfast, but I’ve had “brownies” for breakfast!!! (Thanks to your fantastic brownie batter pancake recipe) :)

  19. Cate says:

    I had a sort of cake/muffin for breakfast too! I wanted to have it for this morning really bad last night, so even though it was late, i baked my chocolate-almond-buckwheat mini cake in one of those single serve sized pans. It was so cute and delicious :) Ate it with a mango. But that’s funny you had carrot cake cause i actually meant to try a mini carrot cake, but it was too late that i decided to go with my usual familiar recipe.

  20. Laura says:

    Oooh wow! I was expecting a cake inspired oatmeal or something but this is even better!!!!
    I’ve not eaten cake for breakfast in a long time but a few years ago i would have jumped at the chance!! xx

  21. Erika says:

    Carrot Cake for breakfast, now why I didn’t I think of that? Thanks for giving me an idea and recipe for tomorrow :).

  22. Nomnomnom!!!! That looks so freaking amazing, Katie! I’m sure I’ve eaten cake for breakfast after birthdays and what not when I was younger, but not for years. Oh my gosh, can I rip this from my screen?

  23. Danielle says:

    How did I miss this recipe for raw carrot cake?? It looks SO good!

    I can’t say I’ve ever eaten cake for breakfast…it’s actually too sweet for me in the morning. Sometimes even fruit in the morning is too sweet- I’m more of a savory-riser!

  24. Best breakfast ever! I don’t think I’ve had cake for breakfast for years now, but that dense raw carrot cake sure looks amazing.

  25. Stefanie says:

    Lets say Yum together. YUM! That looks so good. I have not had cake for breakfast but if it is as healthy and good looking as your cake I may have to. :)

  26. Laura says:

    Definitely not every day, but I have certainly eaten cake for breakfast. :-) However, I think mine is usually triple chocolate mud cake, so perhaps not *quite* the same thing!

  27. Molly says:

    In the summer I have toast for brekkie everyday because it digests quick before a run but this morning I was out of bread so I had a slice of chocolate cake that I had baked last night (using Courtney and Whitney’s diet soda recipe) and it didn’t phase me at all during practice. If anything all the carbs gave me a major energy boost!

    1. Hehe when I was on my “eat as much junk as possible” diet, I would routinely eat a huge slice of cake, then go out for a run! It really never upset my stomach!

  28. Christyn says:

    this looks AMAZING!!

    i checked out your blog this morning and this beautiful carrot cake keeps popping up in my mind….i will most definitely be trying this out in the next couple of days.

    would it keep in the fridge for a day or two?

    oh and i have had cake for breakfast…my wedding cake a few months ago. Sweet tasting food tastes sooo good first thing.

    1. Definitely! That’s where mine is right now… but not for long! 😉

      (It’ll keep for 5 days covered in fridge, or 2 weeks in freezer)

  29. Katie says:

    Haha, the NAME of my blog was actually coined because I used to eat cake for breakfast growing up! It was the one indulgence my mom allowed us, and I still treasure it to this day. In college, I always used to say “Yes, I want cake for breakfast!” – and then shortened my catch-phrase to “Yes, I want cake.” Too funny…I am looking up that carrot cake to make for breakfast in the morning. :-)

  30. Jess says:

    Mmm, I want that cake right now 😀

  31. Rachelle Maciel says:

    WOW!! this looks like the best thing in the world!!!!

    i loveeeeeeeeee carrot cakeeee!! omg..droooool. hehheehe. thank you for sharing sooo much! I believe this is my favorite one yet!

  32. SohdaLex says:

    Wow that looks delicious! And I have started my morning with dessert on numerous occasions. I am not big on savory breakfasts. I like staring my days on a sweet note 😉

  33. Kiran says:

    Yes, I often have started my day on a sweet note. Being Asian, alot of us have savories for brekkie… like porridge, chapattis and even a whole noodle or rice meal?!? I find that too heavy. Your cake looks sinfully delish!

  34. well, seeing as i’m never fully awake before mid-morning, I have an apple at 9, then my REAL breakfast around 11. for normal people, that’s time for cake anyway! i usually roll with oatmeal and nuts, but occasionally i have a play around with my couscous, carrot and apple spiced cake.

    but i reckon your cake is happening tomorrow…. 😀

  35. Emily says:

    I would eat that cake for breakfast! :-)

    I think I’ve had cake for breakfast before, although I can’t remember a specific time. :-)

  36. Nicole says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this raw carrot recipe. I made it this morning and it is soo good!! I added flaxseed to mine and also omitted the coconut and syrup. Everyday i so look forward to reading your blog! If it’s not too late please enter me in the cookbook giveaway. Thanks!

    1. Wow, Nicole, you are fast! I’m so excited you already tried it (and even more excited you liked it)!

      Definitely entered you :).

  37. Kiersten says:

    I haven’t eaten cake for breakfast in years. I try not to have too much sugar for breakfast because my blood sugar gets all out of whack. I’d probably eat that raw carrot cake for breakfast though, it looks too good to pass up!

  38. KATIE, DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU?!?!?!?!?!?!?! THANKS FOR ALWAYS POSTING UP SUCH GREAT RECIPES!!! I’m so going to try out the carrot cake recipe tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! I love that it’s RAW. :)

  39. Oh my gosh! I love you. Cake for breakfast? Who woulddaa thought! I’m def going to have to try this out soon :) Me and my sister had made a carrot cake for her birthday late July but it wasn’t raw! But it was still good :)

  40. Tamizn says:

    WOW that cake looks amazing I want in! x x

  41. Healthy Tiffany says:

    Hi Katie,
    I am a first time commenter who has found your blog so inspirational over these past few weeks. As someone who’s just starting the journey to get healthy, I love how your recipes are healthy while still tasting good at the same time. You do some amazing things with oatmeal!

    That being said, I am trying to lose a bit of weight carried over from before I started my healthy living. So although I would love to try some of the raw desserts that you and others often post, I’m afraid that they’re a little too calorie dense for me. Do you know if it’s possible to do a raw dessert, such as this carrot cake, and make it lower calorie? I know it’s probably not, but I thought I’d ask. I figured if anyone could pull it off, you could!

  42. marilyn says:

    Your creativity is amazing, Katie. This is lovely, and I’m going to try it. (I don’t know how I missed it when you originally posted it.)

  43. Morgan M says:

    This is my fav coconut butter recipe–wow! Delicious!

  44. barb says:

    Hi Katie,

    Here is to hoping I win….love me some carrot cake!!

  45. Jennifer - jcd says:

    I’m commenting for the contest. Why? Because I LOVE this cake, and cannot imagine what coconut butter icing would taste like – divine, I’m sure. If I don’t win, I’ll make this cake with the shredded coconut icing I’ve used before. Carrot + coconut = happy tummy.

    1. Anonymous says:

      I am also commenting for the contest. Lately, I have been making carrot cake oatmeal every morning -the greek yogurt topping isn’t quite doing it for me, but coconut butter would take it up a notch!!!

  46. Julia D says:

    I am also comment for the contest. Lately, I have been making carrot cake oatmeal in the morning – the greek yogurt topping isn’t quite doing it for me, but coconut butter would be amazing!!!

  47. Lauren B says:

    THIS LOOKS SO GOOD. I would love to win some Artisana Nut Butters and try to create some fabulous concoctions you come up with! MMMMM :)

  48. Lauren says:

    I made this cake last month and it was AMAZING. I would love to try it with some of the Artisana products next time …either incorporated into the cake or just poured over top :)

  49. Liz says:

    This looks absolutely INCREDIBLE! Seriously, my mouth is watering right now. 😀 I, too, am entering for the contest, but I believe I’ve found a new recipe to try in the process.

  50. Ashley says:

    Mmmm – I keep meaning to try and make this recipe – it sounds so yummy.

  51. claudia says:

    I LOVE carrot cake and always wanted to know how raw tastes like

  52. claudia says:

    I was also commenting for the contest

  53. Bethany says:

    OMG I love carrot cake! Oh I so have to make this! This looks way to good to be true that this is a raw carrot cake. mmm healthy deliciousness.

  54. thais says:

    wow I want to try that!

  55. Yin says:

    (Comment for Artisana Nut Butter) I love carrot cake and haven’t had any in a long time! Especially that yours is raw, it just seems really interesting :)

  56. Rachel Kay says:

    This looks exquisitely DELICIOUS! I am so looking forward to trying this recipe along with Coconut Bliss!! :) Thank you SO MUCH!

  57. Kristin says:

    This is what I would make if I win the Coconut Butter giveaway! Thank you!!!!

  58. Amalia says:

    I am going to make this when I win the Coconut butter giveaway!! :)

  59. Barbara says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I’m known for my omnivorous carrot cake, but havent made it since transitioning to a vegan diet. I am so excited to try this cake and also the other recipes you have for that divine coconut butter. Pick me,pick me!!:)

  60. Kathryn says:

    I would definitely be making this if I win the coconut butter giveaway! yumm! your recipes all look amazing!

  61. Rachel says:

    hmm this might be my favorite one cause i LOVE carrots, especially in a sweet dessert form 😉 (for the giveaway!)

  62. Melissa Staley says:

    Oh, Katie, I do so enjoy reading all of your creatively yummy recipes! However, this delightfully delicious looking raw carrot cake always seems to captivate my attention. I would love to try some Artisana Coconut Butter. Thanks for sharing!

  63. MaryZ says:

    This looks so yummy! I would love to try some of these nut butters!

  64. Laura says:

    Mmmm. I want to recreate this cake RIGHT NOW!!! Looks delish.

  65. Stefanie says:

    This is what the coconut butter would be used for if I won the fabulous giveaway. I have been craving carrot cake and this is so much healthier then baked carrot cake. Thank you! :)

  66. Lindsay says:

    Yum!! Cant wait to give this a try. Carrot cake is a fav, and such a great fall dessert!!!

  67. sarah says:

    Sounds RIDICULOUSLY good especially around this time of year! :) ENTER ME TO WIN SOME COCONUT BUTTAAAAAA!

  68. lacy davis says:

    omg! i want to win some artisana coconut butter JUST SO I CAN MAKE THIS!

  69. Kath M. says:

    I’ve made this cake TWICE now for my non veg/vegan friends and family and they fell in LOVE. The coconut butter makes the cake for sure.
    The only way to get this is to order online unfortunately, so I would LOVE to win some so I could make some more goodies ( a.k.a eat it straight out of the jar)

  70. Tami Jo Eaton says:

    This looks so delish! I am printing out the recipe now–in the hopes that I win some Artisana coconut butter!!!

  71. Heather says:

    I want to make this!! Enter me in your giveaway, puhleaze?

  72. Rina says:

    ZOMG.. this looks amazing! Unlike regular carrot cake, this raw carrot cake is so VIBRANT in color which just makes it look more delicious. I am going to copy down the recipe now and make this soon!

    Lol hope to win some awesome coconut butter. I have never tried it!

  73. Vanessa says:

    Wow! If I won the giveaway I would eat this carrot cake for breakfast everyday! You definately have an awesome giveaway, recipe ideas, and an amazing blog. Crossing my fingers now!!

  74. Valerie says:

    I absolutely love carrot cake and I’m totally making this recipe for our Halloween party!! Can’t wait to share it with our friends!!

  75. Tricia says:

    This looks sooooooo good!! I made your 24 carrot cupcakes, but i made it into a bread instead. Anywho, CHOOSE ME FOR THE COCONUT BUTTER STUFF! it seems like i can never get a hold of coconut…

  76. A. B. says:

    Ohhh! I really want to try this! I hope I win, because I can’t find coconut butter anywhere around here. Yum! 😀

  77. May says:

    I wish I could recreate this as I love both coconut oil (yummmmmmm) and carrot, but where I live I cant get hold of any coconut butter :(. Love your recipes they are so simple and delicious looking!!

  78. Keleigh says:

    Ooh, I love carrot cake – and I love raw goodness! Pleas enter me to win the goodies. xo

  79. Sarah says:

    I’ve been wanting to jump on the coconut butter/oil bandwagon for months now. One day I actually held a bottle of it in my hands at the store and just couldn’t bring myself to buy it! The saturated fat is intimidating, but I’ve read so much more now regarding “the truth about fats.” I would love to try it out in this recipe.

  80. Lori says:

    If I win the coconut butter I can make this! Looks soooo good!

  81. Miranda says:

    This looks so great!

  82. Erin says:

    Oh pleeeeeeeeeeease, I would like to try the Artisana Nut Butters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. Alex says:

    yumm i need to win this:)

  84. Nichole says:

    Definitely need to make this one!! Looks delicious! :)

  85. Katie says:

    If I won the giveaway I would make this!!

    I would eat it.

    I would eat ALL of it.

    Just sayin’. :)

  86. Stacey says:

    This looks so yummy…carrot cake is one of my favorite treats!

  87. Erica says:

    I would love to win the coconut butter and finally get a chance to try this (and all your other) recipes!!

  88. Aylin says:

    OBSESSED with carrots, and would LOVE to make this myself!!!! :)

  89. sarah says:

    what a GREAT giveaway. this carrot cake sounds totally amazing :)

  90. Kate says:

    Yum! Entering (to win!) the giveaway! Thanks Katie

  91. Shirley says:

    I’m not much of a cake person, but I do love me some carrot cake! I’d love to enter this awesome giveaway! I’m so curious about all the different kinds of nut butters!

  92. katie says:

    Love carrot cake…this looks great!

  93. laurie says:

    coconut buttah! Yum!

  94. Dyan says:

    Entering the giveaway!!

  95. Anna says:

    Entering this amazing give away! I love this recipe but this butter is hard to find! Desperate times call for desperate measures:P I will think about this recipe all night

  96. danna says:

    i’ve never had any nut butter other than peanut and almond. i am dying to try coconut butter. and i have to make this cake! raw carrot cake?! fuhgetaboutit.

  97. Lili says:

    mmm carrot cake! want cb to cover this in please! :-)

  98. McKenzie says:

    I keep meaning to try this recipe out, I looooove carrot cake! Maybe I’ll finally get around to it if I win that coconut butter 😀

  99. Bernice says:

    Looks delicious! Lucky for me, I have a Costco-sized bag of carrots in my fridge begging to be used…

  100. Tricia Marie says:

    That looks amazingly healthy and delicious! I can’t wait to try and make it!

  101. Adam says:

    I have made this before, and i loved it:D

  102. Cynthia K says:

    Boy, I can’t wait till I can make some of your delicious carrot cake and slather it in coconut butter! Good luck to all but here’s hoping I’m the chosen one! lol

  103. Olivia N. says:

    I bookmarked this recipe when you first post it and I keep returning to it and drooling over how delicious and perfect it looks. Now I just need to win this recipe to make the perfect frosting with artisana coconut buttah!!!!

  104. Sarah says:

    im a carrot cake freak! if i win the giveaway this will be the first on my list of CCK treats to make!

  105. Sarah L. says:

    I’ve been dying to try this recipe for quite some time but my student budget isn’t very coconut butter friendly at the moment, so this contest is perfect for me! hehe Thanks for hosting it Katie.

  106. liz says:

    If i win the giveaway I am totally making this cake! it looks amazing!

  107. Melina says:

    Yummers!

    That sounds like a great breakfast. Especially with the Artisana Coconut Butter Icing. Helloooo!

  108. Bethany says:

    This has been on my “to make” list for a while and hopefully I’ll get around to it soon! Thanks for this contest Katie!

  109. Alex says:

    this is definitely the recipe i would try if i won the giveaway!

  110. Priscilla says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I’d love to try it soon 😉

  111. Stephanie says:

    I left a comment on the other post but maybe i should have left it here for the giveaway. But i would love to win :) and im hoping to make the carrot cake when i visit home from college :)

  112. Haylee says:

    OH I want this so bad! and an going to try and make it SOON!!! and would LOVE to win a giveaway 😀

  113. Elaine says:

    I totally have eaten cake for breakfast. Even when it’s not pancakes or coffeecake, which are legit breakfast cakes. yummm if only I had a food processor right now to make this!!!

  114. Emma says:

    I live in a small town in Northern Ontario where no one’s even heard of coconut butter! If I won it would help the humanity of our whole town! :)

    I think this recipe sounds most delicious – I am a HUGE fan of carrot cake and your recipe is so simple! Plus I would totally follow in your footsteps and have it for breakfast, mmmm!

    I wanted to thank you, Katie, for your simple but innovative ideas. Since I can remember, I’ve preferred raw and meat-free foods, so when I made switch over from vegetarianism a year ago, I thought it would be super easy. I did find it easy, but I also found myself very bored of the foods I was eating, very quickly. I’m a teenager who still lives at home, and so when I decided to become vegetarian, that was also making the decision to cook all my own food. Little ideas like your melted banana trick (I had oatmeal this week with melted banana, peanut butter, pecans, cinnamon and a pinch of brown sugar mixed in… it tasted and smelled so perfect and gourmet that I’m probably going to have to have it again tomorrow!) which I never would of thought of, or your new vegan ice cream (today after school I had a strawberry version). I really appreciate your posts and I like how honest and down to earth you seem. Keep blogging!

    1. Thanks so much, Emma, for your sweet words.
      I must warn you: if you win, you won’t want to share with your town… or even your family ;).

  115. Andrea says:

    I definitely want to try this stuff. You speak so highly of it. I also love carrot cake and have not had it in a very long time because I do the vegan and gluten-free thing now. I would love to make this and blow my family away with it these upcoming holidays. They always look forward to (and sometimes approach with hesitation until they try it) the different foods that I make. Thanks for the give-a-way. :-) :-) Have a great day!

  116. Erica says:

    This recipe has been on my “to make” list for ages. Would you believe that I’ve never even tasted coconut butter before? I can’t wait until I finally manage to get a jar (getting any nut butter other than PB in my podunk town involves pleading with store managers and minor bribery)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  117. elaine says:

    you have done what i previously considered the impossible – made a healthy, great tasting carrot cake. i LOVE my carrot cake and this is a delicious take on it. now i really can have my cake and eat it too!

  118. Coco says:

    This is by far my favorite recipe of yours! I LOVE COCONUT BUTTER! And carrot cake is just too divine for words.

  119. Summer says:

    This carrot cake is AMAZING!

  120. Renee says:

    The cake looks delicious, and I would love to win some coconut butter!

  121. Emi says:

    I’m new to being vegan and since I’ve discovered your blog I’ve been dreaming about this cake. I miss desserts for breakfast, but I think this will do the trick:)

  122. Mary says:

    commenting specifically for the coconut butter giveaway… but can I just say I LOVE carrot cake?? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  123. Maya says:

    I munch on carrots all the time to satisfy low-blood sugar mood swings. This will DEFINITELY do the trick :)

  124. Andy says:

    oh my bejeezus–this looks so unbelievable, and raw too?!. and carrot cake is my bf’s FAVORITE dessert. I gotta win me some coconut butter so I can give it a try. :)

  125. sophie says:

    oh man i would make this is a heartbeat if i won the giveaway!!!

  126. Heather says:

    I think I just stumbled across dessert for tonight- YUM!….and breakfast and lunch and dinner.

  127. Devan says:

    i think I have book marked.. about 10 pages since my last comment.
    haha <3 YUM

  128. Ashley says:

    katieeee! this is so yummers! thanks for sharing, i will make it again and again!

    1. ooo I’m so excited you made it!!

  129. Elizabeth A. says:

    Oh wow the Carrot “Cake” does look way awesome!!! I am so excited to try it!

  130. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My website has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any techniques to help reduce content from being ripped off? I’d definitely appreciate it.

    1. Unfortunately, I run into it almost daily. Especially with tumblr, there are hundreds of blogs that copy/paste others’ recipes and photos with no credit :(. You can fill out a DMCA takedown form or contact host providers, but if your blog gets big enough there are just too many instances for you to be able to even know about them all, let alone do something about every one. It’s really unfortunate, but I don’t have a solution for you. I wish I did!

  131. Deidre says:

    Hi Katie!:) I tried this recipe today!:) just wanted to say I loved it! You’re a genius:D

  132. Rebecca Berg says:

    Can you replace the pecans in this recipe with more walnuts or almonds?

  133. Emily says:

    Hi Katie,
    If I omit the 1/2 Cup shredded coconut (like you did), do I need to substitute anything else in its place? (since it takes up 1/2 cups…)
    I want to make this for my friend’s birthday tomorrow and I’m kind of freaking out about this!

  134. Emily says:

    1 more question: will I need to double the frosting recipe for this? (I noticed you wrote that the frosting makes a small batch)
    Thanks a bunch