Spiced date and almond carrot cake loaf, perfect for an Easter treat. Made with coconut sugar and topped with a light, citrusy cream cheese icing
Easter is pretty early this year. The end of March/beginning of April is barely spring, but thats ok as 1st April is also my Birthday. Its a very rare occasion when Easter Sunday and my Birthday fall on the same day – but not so rare that I haven’t experienced it before. When I was little this was simply the best thing ever in whole world: chocolate eggs and presents all on the same day!
This year I’m replacing my chocolate with almond carrot cake. This particular almond carrot cake (pictured) has already been and gone – carefully concocted, baked and sliced, and then scoffed in less than 24 hours. And I’ll hold up my hands and admit that I definitely had the lions share 🙂 So I’m just going to have to make some more in time for Easter – luckily its really, ridiculously easy to make . . .
Watch how to make Date and Almond Carrot Cake:
Almond Carrot Cake
With plenty of carrot, dates and coconut sugar theres no escaping the deliciously, sweet and crumbly nature of this lovely loaf cake. The citrusy cream cheese icing drizzled on top really finishes it off with a zesty twist.
Storing your Almond carrot cake
Another great thing about this cake is that it keeps pretty well once its made. If you are doing a ‘make in advance’ kinda thing, then once your almond carrot cake is fully cooled, wrap it in cling film and place into an air tight container for up to 1 week. Add the topping when you’re ready to serve.
The Cream cheese icing topping will also keep well in the fridge for a couple of days – just make sure the use by dates are good for a few days on the cream cheese and yogurt ingredients for this.
And there you have it – a fabulously, easy almond carrot cake showstopper – perfect for your Easter table this year.
If you’re looking for something a little smaller have a look at my raspberry and lemon muffins or for something a little different from the usual hot cross bun check out my Coconut and sultana breakfast loaf.
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