One must have cream cheese icing with carrot cake, so why not bake the topping into the cake? This is from Jerrelle Guy's Black Girl Baking (Page Street, 2018).


1/3 c raisins

1 1/2 c flour (I used wholemeal spelt)

1 c almond meal

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice

1/2 tsp salt

3 pineapple rings

1/3 c neutral oil

1/2 c coconut sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 large carrots, grated

1/4 c chopped toasted walnuts, optional


cheesecake layer:

250g cream cheese, softened

1/4 c granu...


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