Caroline's Birthday Cake

 

A note on the frosting: If you only have a stand mixer, prepare the carob and coconut oil mixture in its companion metal bowl. Sun butter, for those with allergies to almonds, works as a substitute for the almond. This frosting is vegan, too!

What you will need

2 cups cups all-purpose gluten-free flour, homemade or store-bought, plus more for pans

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup unsweetened applesauce, at room temperature

1/4 cup liquid honey

1/2 cup apple juice concentrate, thawed and at room temperature

1 recipe carob frosting, follows

2 cups ground carob, toasted preferred

1 1/2 cups melted coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 pinches ground cinnamon

1 cup almond butter, raw preferred

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

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