Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Best Carrot Cake EVER... And it's healthy!

Morning Beautiful people!!

For those that Don't know... I'm sugar free. In other words, I stay away from sugar and will only eat natural sugar such as honey. 

Recently I've been feeling like carrot cake (haha.. Funny how that happens), so I decided to try and come up with a recipe using on of my old recipes and replacing it with healthy natural ingredients.

I've been a little hesitant when it comes to cooking something 'healthy' as I've tried many recipes with all natural ingredients and many have failed. But that hasn't stopped me from trying! Instead I've been able to learn more about coconut oil, honey in baking etc.

So since my family can be a fussy audience (sometimes), I've been trying to find recipes that they like.... And this one has become a family approved!

So enjoy this recipe and sorry I don't have many photos. I didn't get the opportunity to take many as the cake went quickly.... Proves it was good!! :)

Carrot Cake (refined sugar free)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (a bit more if you wish)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup no added sugar apple sauce
  • ½ - 3/4 cups honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (Australian).
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the melted apple sauce, honey, and eggs in to the bowl and mix well.
  4. Fold in the carrots and walnuts.
  5. Bake in 2 greased 9-in round cake pans for 30-40 minutes or until is cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to cool  before removing from the pans. When cooled ice with cream cheese frosting.

Hope you all enjoy and If you make it let me know!!!
God bless!!
Sara-Jayne xx

Friday, 3 January 2014

Where have I been?!

Hey guys!!
So I'm a little embarrassed about how I haven't been on here since August!! Say what?! So don't worry, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth or been adapted by aliens.. haha... After August things just went crazy...With life, school, Everything! I was struggling a lot in different areas and I knew I had to step away a bit from the blogging world, and start focusing more on me. I know that can sound selfish but so much of my life and I have continued to give out... Which is great! I love blessing people! But there comes a point where you need to just stop and refresh. So through the last five months I've been working on me, my heart and getting closer to God.. While trying to finish year 12 successfully! Also running a girls bible study group, working 15 hrs a week and being a youth leader... I just knew I had to take a step back!
I can now say that I have officially finished year 12!! YAY!! Now that I've finished, all dusted and all done... A new chapter is starting in my life. I have a few things planned this year (which I'll hopefully share next month). But I'm glad to say I'm back and I'm staying here in the blog world (at least for now! Unless God has other plans)!! It's been too long, but I feel refreshed and ready to tackle what comes my way! I going to start blogging again!! Just about life and well... Everything!! :)
Life is Beautiful! So enjoy it!!

So you're welcomed to tag along and join my journey! My journey in life as I still continue to grow in God's image!
Lot's of love and blessings!
Sara-Jayne xx

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