Ginger Carrot and Apple Cakes

Everyone is juicing these days, and I get it, it’s the new year and people are looking to be healthy and conscious of their vitamin consumption.  The other day after having a ginger- carrot-apple juice, I looked at the empty container and thought that these flavors would taste perfect in a cake.  Also, I could get my son to eat them and I could act like I’m thriving by eating a vitamin filled cake.  I added coconut and pecans to the equation and a “healthy” cake was born!

Enjoy!

Ingredients for Ginger Carrot Apple Cakes:

  •  2 – cups sugar
  • 3 – eggs
  • 1 1/2 – cups vegetable oil
  • 1/4 – cup carrot juice
  • 1 – tablespoon ginger paste (or finely minced ginger)
  • 1 – tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 – cups flour
  • 1 – teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 – teaspoon salt
  • 1 – tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 – cups apple (peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 – cup shredded coconut
  • 1 1/4 – cups grated carrot
  • 1 – cup chopped pecans

Sauce:

  • 1 – stick butter
  • 1 1/4 – cups sugar
  • 3/4 – cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 – teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 2 cup capacity each mini bundt pan with a non stick baking spray. Set to the side.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, oil, carrot juice, ginger, and vanilla. Mix for 5 minutes until smooth.
  4. Then add in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon mix well.
  5. Fold apples, coconut, carrots and pecans into batter. Mix until combined.
  6. Pour 1 1/2 cups of  batter into each prepared bundt pan and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes.
  7. About 10 minutes before the cake is done, make the sauce: Melt the butter in a small pot, stir in the sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda, and bring to a good rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute.
  8. Pour the sauce over the hot cake in the pan as soon as you remove it from the oven. 
  9. Let stand 1 hour, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
  10. ENJOY!
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2 Responses to Ginger Carrot and Apple Cakes

  1. So many apples go into each cake? wao! yumm!!! I need to try this!

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