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.
2 cups of flour
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup of crushed walnuts
2 tbs cinnamon
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
Preheat oven 180 degree celsius.
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.
In another bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt whisk well and set aside.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, until well combined
Add carrots, walnuts and coconut flakes whisk until combined, don’t over whisk.
Pour into a baking dish that you already sprayed with coconut oil.
Let it rest for 10 min than put in oven for 30 min
Prepare the Icing: in a bowl, mix the yogurt, heavy creme, mascarpone cheese, sugar and vanilla extract together.
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
Elie Saab couture SS20 was magical. It was far from minimal and celebrated the female form in every way. The collection was everything grand, luxurious and meticulous.
This collection was royal. Each piece was painted with greatness and nobility. Elie Saab is known to be the sculpturer of feminism. His collection for Spring and Summer 2020 was inspired by the Mexican culture that was visible through the motive and embroidery on each dress.
The Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020 collection is a mix of both Europe & Mexico with a modern twist. The dresses looked monumental with embroideries and layers of florals and pearls, featured shades of white, cream and blush, with gold detailing, with structured shoulders that added strength to the romantic gowns.
Monochromatic looks in matte fabrics and sensual silhouette added boldness and elegance to the collection in the form of one-color gowns. Maximalism was extended to the accessories with gold and oversized earings and sunglasses decorated with crystals.
“When Judy talked about this idea of goddesses, my mind immediately came back to my memories of the statues in Rome, of Botticelli, my point of view that is more Italian.”
Maria Grazia Chiuri joined forces with Judy Chicago to realize the idea of the show. So, on the first day of the couture season, we entered the birth canal of Chicago’s installation, there to watch Chiuri summon a golden host of goddesses onto a womb-shaped runway. The backdrop of the runaway featured a message “What if Women rued the world” as a strong statement from the designer to the world.
Over a six-month preparation, Chiuri’s conversation with Chicago birthed this idea about worship of goddesses and the struggle of women artists to find their own means of expression.
So there were the Dior goddesses, in Chiuri in shiffon and silk, walking in their Roman sandals, silken-fringe dresses conjured without stitching, one shoulder drappe dresses, wrap-over floor-length pleated shirtdress with a blouse and a skirt knotted to one side. The Gold color was dominant and big pieces of accessories were features with almost every look.
One year since she replaced the late Karl Lagerfeld, Viard has certainly had some large shoes to fill, in addition to being the first female designer of the brand since Coco Chanel herself. Shrubs, a stone fountain and sheets hung on washing lines set the scene for the collection – chosen by designer Virginie Viard to show how Coco Chanel’s experiences contributed to her mix of high and low fashion. Chanel was 11 years old when her mother died and her father was a traveling salesman so he decided that Coco would be sent to the convent of Aubazine in the remote French region of Corrèze.
As mentioned in her biography Chanel was taught by the nuns how to sew and gave her the tools to forge a life as an independent woman for herself in later years. The aesthetic of the convent stayed with Chanel forever. Therefore, the collection was all white, simple, and clean.
The collection was inspired by schoolgirls uniforms alongside shoes with built-in white ankle socks. Viard developed a soft, pastel woven-and-sequined fabric that was the only deviation from the palette of black, gray, mauve, cream, and white. The whole collection embraced the sobriety, lightness, and comfort that reflect Viard’s signaature and understanding of the needs of Chanel customers around the world.
The runway was inspired by the closter of abbey d’Aubazine, the garden, the flowers and the fountain.
Viard embrassed her vision with romantic pieces, long skirt and holiday dresses even the wedding dress was simple, light and comfortable.
This season Giambattista Valli presented his collection in an exhibition open to the public instead of an exclusive fashion show. “Sometimes the fashion world is too exclusive and sometimes it’s nice to be inclusive,” the designer said
In a 20-minute fashion show audience cannot really enjoy the collection and the hard work behind it. When it’s haute couture on the level of Valli’s, the ability to walk around and appreciate the details, skills, colors and volumes of each dress, makes the whole thing more amazing.
His influences were straight from his heart, the epic beauty of the gardens and houses of the Amalfi coast; photographs and memories of Marella Agnelli, Lee Radziwill, and Jackie Onassis give a flavor of how Valli has extracted the essence of that old and classic lifestyle with a modern and extravaganza twist with feathered masks, extravagant fuchsia frills, colored capes and drapes, yards of tulle trains, balloons and juicy bows.