Thursday, March 24

{Golden Honey Coconut Carrot Cake}


Happy Thursday dear friends! Despite the forecast of rain on my birthday, Jesus brought me sunshine! A beautiful, vibrant blue sky greeted me Wednesday morning and I couldn't have been more surprised.  What a perfect and lovely birthday present to welcome in my golden birthday.

I love to bake.  Rarely ever pass up an opportunity to bake a cake, I just had to bake my favorite for my special day.  I truly dislike creating cakes without a reason, even though I could use the practice.  I like to have friends and family to savor my victory or eat the failure.  Cake needs company.  I chose one of  my favorites, a delicious Carrot Cake, and whipped up a heavenly Coconut Honey Frosting to complete this scrumptious dessert.  I just finished off a slice tonight and oh dear is it good.  Nothing like the moist and almost chewy texture of a good carrot cake on your birthday or the day after!


I used a delightful recipe that came out quite nicely in my new spring-form cake pans (thank you mom!).  The cake and frosting recipes came from other baking geniuses, but I added a few twists of my own to both and loved the results!  I'm starting to get the hang of frosting.  It's had me in tears multiple times, so I was pleasantly surprised when  it developed smoothly and tasted divine!  A pet peeve I have with frosting has made the process more difficult than it normally should be.  I just can't help this one.

I hate powdered sugar and shortening in frosting.  It gives me a major sugar rush (the bad kind) and a headache within minutes of eating.

If you are familiar with frosting ingredients, this eliminates just about every good thick, creamy frosting recipe known to man kind, well practically.  Fortunately, I found one that uses agave/honey and coconut oil.  Most I've tried melt after being pulled out of the fridge and create a gooey, oily frosting that looks and tastes terrible.  Not this one, it's actually thick and frosts nicely!

Thanks for celebrate a bit with me! I hope you enjoyed the yummy photos of my golden birthday cake!


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12 comments:

Yana said...

Happy belated birthday!
The cake looks splendidly yummy!!! Please pass the recipe for both cake and frosting on mishkata@gmail.com

Thanks
Yana

Aubree Cherie said...

This looks beyond amazing! I'm definitely craving a piece now :) I've added this recipe to My Fav Recipes from Last Week post.

Thanks! ~Aubree Cherie

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cake! I am a huge fan of carrot cake, and dessert for any occasion :)

{Livin' a sweet and salty life} said...

{Yana} I emailed you! :)

{Aubree} As always, it is an honor! Thank you!

{Stephanie} It is my favorite for any party too! The texture is just so perfect :).

Sara Workman said...

Could you email me the recipe? This looks awesome!

sworkman11@gmail.com

Thanks,
Sara :)

Bringing Lady Back said...

Hi! I'm new to gluten, dairy, sugar, etc. - free eating, due to finding out my body doesn't like them. :(

I stumbled upon your blog, and I have to say, this cake looks so great! Could you please email the recipes?

bringingladyback at gmail dot com

Thank you so much!

Also, thank you for your blog. I have no idea how people did the allergy-free eating before the internet. It makes it much less stressful when people share their stories and recipes!

-Bethany

Anonymous said...

Could you e-mail the recipe to me :)

gwenl27@verizon.net

Thanks Gwen!!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of this recipe, too.

steve.millam@cox.net

Thanks!

Margaret

Malerie Hartwig said...

Jessi! My hubby and I made your vegan black bean burgers the other night and LOVED THEM! They are going in the permanent collection. :) Could I have this recipe, too? It looks scrumptious :)


malerie.hartwig@gmail.com

Thanks girl :)

{Livin' a sweet and salty life} said...

You all are so kind! I emailed each of you, so check for it when you get a chance! Feel free to email me anytime. Just go to the Sweet & Salty Tale page and send me your "thoughts" :).

Happy baking all!

Jayme said...

Would you be so kind to share this recipe. It looks amazing and would like to use it for an upcoming birthday.

Thanks so much

jayme_ogden@yahoo.com

{Sweet and Salty} said...

Jayme! I just emailed you the recipe as well as two fun frostings to pair with it :). Please let me know if you don't receive it and I'll resend. I hope the party is a success. Enjoy!

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