If I made a list of things that were safe around me when I was a child, carrot cake (or any fruit dessert) would definitely top the list. It wasn’t so much the idea of carrots in cake (or fruit in dessert) as it was there were too many chocolate options to explore.
Chocolate was all that came to mind at the mention of dessert. That was the case until I was pregnant with our second daughter. During the entire pregnancy, I couldn’t even look at chocolate without gagging.
That opened up an entirely new concept for me – non-chocolate desserts. And that’s when I discovered carrot cake is really delicious.
Of course, that was pre-GF, so in 2007 when I learned I have celiac disease, I recreated my recipe for carrot cake.
A few years later, these donuts became a quick-fix for carrot cake cravings in our house. Continue Reading