A delicious Layered Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting. Pumpkin puree is added to this cake batter to make this cake rich and tender!
A couple of weeks ago I opened up my e-mail and almost fell off my chair. For real. Almost flat on to the floor. Now why you ask? I got an e-mail from Greta Podleski, co-author with her sister Janet, of the cookbooks ‘The Looneyspoons Collection’, ‘Eat, Shrink & Be Merry’, and ‘Crazy Plates’. Say wha? Greta wanted to know if I would like one of their cookbooks for review…let me think about that for 1 second. Um yes. Please. These sisters are Canadian celebrities! I’ve seen them on their T.V. series Eat, Shrink & Be Merry, and I’ve coveted their cookbooks for years. I don’t know why I haven’t bought one before!
When their newest book ‘The Looneyspoons Collection’ came in the mail, I waited all of 5 minutes to dive into it. Let me tell you, this cookbook is SO fabulous. It’s chock full of healthy, yummy, and inspiring recipes. Not to mention a tonne of great food trivia, and fun wit! If you are interested in knowing more about them, you can find their website here. It’s definitely one of my new go-to books! This week alone, I have 3 recipes I’m making for dinner! And then I made a cake…their Carrot Cake!
I’ve been looking for a healthy recipe for a carrot cake for Easter. So one of the first recipes I looked for in their Looneyspoons cookbook, was for carrot cake…and wouldn’t you know it, there was the perfect recipe! I love the addition of pumpkin puree, and the low amount of oil! Fabulous!
So one afternoon I got together all of my ingredients and made this amazing cake! It is rich, moist and so full of flavour! This is now my go-to recipe for carrot cake.
I like the rustic look of icing it like this. And you get more icing with each bite of cake! Yum! Plus, icing a cake like this totally takes the pressure off of it having to look perfect! 😉
Carrot Cake Recipe Tips!
- I used whole chia seeds for this recipe only because I didn’t feel like grinding them, and the cake turned out great!
- Icing the Cake: I didn’t ice my cake the traditional way, instead I only iced the centre and the top. I did it this way because I’ve always wanted to ice a cake like this, and a carrot cake seemed like the perfect cake for it!
Recipe from The Looneyspoons Collection
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A BIG BIG thank-you to Greta and Janet Podleski for sending me their fabulous cookbook! I can’t wait to dig in to more recipes! I love a good cookbook!
Have a delicious day!