Recipe by Paulette Womer
"A delicious cake flavored with carob and sweetened with honey! It is a weird taste if you are expecting chocolate - but can be addicting when you get used to it!"
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This cake was the best "chocolate" cake I have ever eaten. I did use whole wheat flour inside of white flour. It did not seem to make any difference. The cake was moist and remained that way until the last piece was eaten! (Which didn't last long.) The frosting was another story. This was not as great as expected and fortunately for me I did not add it to the cake. I think maybe it needed some heavy cream... Again I highly recommend this recipe for the cake part.
This is a delicious carob cake. It is moist and has the perfect texture and sweetness. I did substitute applesauce for the butter to keep it low-fat. I also used my own version of carob frosting (carob powder, milk, and powdered sugar). I also found that I had to cook it for 20 minutes longer than the recipe stated. I grew up eating carob cake every year for my birthday, and this is one of the best ones I have tasted. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!
Great cake! I've tried many times to make a cake with frosting using carob (my son is allergic to cocoa), but they usually never turned out. This is a definite keeper - the cake is moist without being half raw and the banana adds a nice flavour, and the icing is tasty too. Next time I'll only make half the icing though. I substituted 1/3 of the flour with whole wheat, and sprinkled shredded coconut over the icing.
Goodness and Angels, this is a wonderful recipe. We were out of bananas, so I subbed with 2TB ground flaxseed soaked in 6TB water, and was low on honey so used 1/2c honey and 2 packets of stevia. Also used whole wheat pastry flour, and no frosting. The 2 diabetics in the house were excited about having this for future b-day cakes. No wonder other members were so happy over this recipe! We are grateful to have this recipe now too!
I made this recipe for my daughter's birthday party because she is allergic to chocolate. The kids enjoyed it as did the adults. I liked the frosting, but found the cake part a little dry, but that could be b/c I used spelt flour instead of regular wheat (I'm wheat sensitive : P ) But still on the whole, it was quite good and very full-flavored.
Next time I will try agave nectar intead of honey. I think it will taste more like real chocolate. I wish I could give 4.5 stars.
i can't consume caffeine but had a few bad experiences w/carob. until i tried this cake, that is! i substituted the water/nuts with 1/3C almond butter and 2/3C shredded coconut. that made a really lovely and moist cake with a delicious flavor. will try w/o the almond butter next time to lower fat. maybe raisins.
I love this recipe!! I add sweetened carob chips when I don't make the frosting for it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Carob Cake And Frosting
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 539
** Calories from Fat: 256
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