The tastiest and Healthiest Carrot Cake

I was thinking what should I name the carrot cake, is it winter cake, or summer cake or fall cake, actually it is a year-round cake because carrots are pretty much always in season. 

This healthy carrot cake recipe is very easy, fast and healthy. I tried different versions, substituted a number of  ingredients until I got this one, and Im telling you with confidence that it is the BEST CARROT CAKE EVER.

Ingredients:

Cake:

2 cups of flour

2 cups shredded carrots

1 cup of crushed walnuts

2 tbs cinnamon

2 eggs

1 tbs vanilla extract

1/3 cup of coconut oil

1/2 cup of honey

1 cup of greek yogurt

1 cup coconut milk

2 big spoons of coconut creme

2 tbs baking soda

3 tbs baking powder

1/2 tbs salt

1 cup coconut flakes

Greek yogurt Icing:

1/2  cup of greek yogurt

1/2 cup of heavy creme

3 tbsp of mascarpone cheese

1/2 cup of coconut sugar

1 tbs vanilla extract

Coconut flakes for garnishing

Instruction;

  1. Preheat oven 180 degree celsius. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs for 10 seconds, then add yogurt, coconut milk, coconut creme, vanilla extract, honey whisk well and put aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt whisk well and set aside.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, until well combined
  5. Add carrots, walnuts and coconut flakes whisk until combined, don’t over whisk.
  6. Pour into a baking dish that you already sprayed with coconut oil.
  7. Let it rest for 10 min than put in oven for 30 min
  8. Prepare the Icing: in a bowl, mix the yogurt, heavy creme, mascarpone cheese, sugar and vanilla extract together.
  9. If you are doing one big cake, transfer the icing on top of the cake a spread with spatula and garnish with coconut flakes or eatable flowers. If you are doing smaller portions like I did today, I used the muffins baking try, you can add the icing on each piece before serving.

Tip: If your yogurt is less than 10% fat, put the yogurt in a coffee filter or paper sheet on top of the bowl for 4 hours in the fridge until it stains.

 

Let me know if you try it would love to know your comment 

 

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll

Good Morning loves! Welcome back πŸ™‚

Everyone who knows me will tell you that I am a Pumpkin lover; I use Pumpkin in almost everything.

November is here already and it’s great that the weather is still nice and I am still enjoying my morning coffee in the garden. During the Fall season, Provence has a very nice feel and its local products are very tasty. This makes it the perfect time to enjoy a tasty recipe with some of these local products.

Today I am sharing with you my favorite Cinnamon roll with PUMPKIN recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbs baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tbs ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbs butter softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbs kosher salt

 

Directions:

First, heat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare a tray with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized bowl mix together the spices, baking soda, baking powder, and flour.

Whisk well and leave aside.

In a separate bowl, add the sugar and vanilla, mix well then add the eggs and mix again.

Add the Pumpkin and whisk very well until the mix is smooth.

Now we have the mixes ready πŸ˜‰

Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

Pour the mix onto the baking sheet in the tray and smooth.

Bake it for 12 minutes.

Remove the tray from the oven and carefully remove the cake from the pan to a cutting board covered with a dishtowel.

Roll the cake up from end to end, rolling the towel up with the cake.

Let it cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling.

In a small bowl mix together all the filling ingredients until smooth using a mixer.

Unroll the cake and spread the filling. Afterward, roll the cake up peeling the parchment paper from its back as you go. 

Refrigerate 1 for 1 hour.

Then enjoy it with friends and family for a nice tea or coffee break!

 

Bon Appetite…

 

                                                                         xoxo gracy ...

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Chicken Stew

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Chicken Stew It is the fall season now and we all crave a nice and warm meal to enjoy with friends and family. Today I was shopping at a local organic market and I saw all these Pumpkins with different colors and shape,so off course I planned to cook any recipe I can find that includes PUMPKIN.
So today, I m sharing with you the recipe I tried and twisted to my preferences for you to try, because by far it is my favorite and easiest chicken recipe I ever made Enjoy πŸ˜‰

INGREDIENTS:

One cup of cubed Pumpkin
One cup of cubed Carrots
One cup of cubed Sweet Potato
One medium chopped Onion
One tbs Paprika
One tbs Black Pepper
One tbs salt
One tbs Chilli Flakes
One tbs Cinnamon
Half tbs Cumin
One tbs Anis
Juice of one Lemon
One cup Vegetable Broth
2 Chicken Thigh
2 Chicken Breasts
 
DIRECTION:

First Chop the onion and cut all the vegetables and chicken in cubes.

In a pan fry the chopped onion until soft not brown, add the peppers, 
Add the pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes and chicken
Stir for one minute so all the vegetables and onion absorb the flavors then add the vegetables broth and boil for 12 min covered.
After 12 min add the lemon juice and boil for another 10 min uncovered or until the sauce is thick.
Serve with Couscous

Bon Appetite 
   
       
                                                                           xoxo gracy ...

Stuffed Turkey with Chef Joe Barza

Hi everyone welocome Back, 

As you all know by know, my new passion in life is cooking. Today I will be preparing a stuffed turkey with Chef Joe Barza.

This recipe is perfect for Christmas or Easter dinner or for a weekend Lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N.B: If you don’t want to use butter you can simply marinate the chicken with a litlle bit of olive oil and black pepper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBZUC1anRoU&t=346s

Would love to know your thoughts when you try this recipe.

Bon Appetit…

Cooking with Chef Sylvestre Wahid

Paris has been always my dearest destination, I love the history, the weather and the FOOD.

During my coverage for Paris Fashion Week, I got the opportunity to meet and cook with Chef Sylvestre Wahid at his 2 michelin star restaurant Sylvestre Wahid at hotel Thoumieux in Paris (79, rue Saint Dominique 75007 Paris) 

The interview was Fun and Entertaining because Chef Sylvestre was very fun, kind and informative, he shared with me his story, journey and kitchen secrets.

Don’t Forget to Check his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sylvestre_wahid/

Enjoy …

 

                                                                                                                      xoxo gracy …

https://youtu.be/9f0w_eSuqWw