Carob Cake And Frosting

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!

Carob Cake And Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup carob powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. Sift together the flour, 1/3 cup carob powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

2 In a large bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter and 2/3 cup of honey until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the banana and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the 3/4 cup water. Stir in chopped walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3 Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

4 To make the frosting: In a large bowl, cream 1/4 cup butter and 1/3 cup honey until smooth. Blend in the milk powder, carob powder, 1/4 cup water and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth and spread on cooled cake.

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