Sugar-Free Carrot Cake Recipe + Sweeter Side of Candida Cookbook Giveaway!

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Sweeter Side of Candida Cookbook Giveaway!

I’m very excited to introduce you to an amazing book all about sugar-free desserts (all but two fit the Trim Healthy Mama Plan)!  “The Sweeter Side of Candida” was written by Paula Miller of Whole Intentions and Sarah Ives.

You do not need to be on a candida specific diet to enjoy this book of over 70 scrumptious desserts.  Anyone who wants to eat healthier but still enjoy their sweet tooth will love these recipes.
Carrot Cake {Sugar-Free, Low-Carb}

I have been on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan for over a year but I’m still trying to find replacements for some of my favorite desserts.  One recipe that stood out to me in the book was the “14 Carrot” Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. It was absolutely amazing and I’m so thankful that the authors of the book are allowing me to share this recipe with you today!

Since I contacted Paula to review the book, my morning sickness got the best of me and so I’ve only been able to try the carrot cake so far.  It is absolutely fabulous and I highly recommend that you make it ASAP! I’ve tried desserts with beans before and they weren’t that great but you truly cannot taste them in this carrot cake and would never know that they are there. Bring this cake to special occasions and listen to your guests ooh and aah.

 Smashing English Toffee

If you are on the Trim Healthy Mama plan, Gwen from Gwen’s Nest has typed an index of all the recipes and if they fit S, E or FP.  You can see it here. Even if you aren’t on the plan, check out the index to see all of the delicious recipes that are included in The Sweeter Side of Candida.
Other desserts from the book that I can’t wait to try are the Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies, Twice the Spice Pumpkin Pie, Smashing English Toffee and the Finger-Licking Cinnamon Rolls.

Finger-Licking Cinnamon Rolls
As you can already tell, this dessert cookbook will absolutely come in handy during the holidays.  It’s a huge temptation to go off plan during any holiday and these desserts will keep you right on track and you won’t feel like you missed out at all!

Enter to win a copy of The Sweeter Side of Candida below the recipe!


Carrot Cake {Sugar-Free, Low-Carb}
Serves 12
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Cook Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Carrot Cake
  1. 1-15 oz can of Cannellini Beans (white kidney beans), drained and rinsed well
  2. 5 eggs
  3. 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. ½ tsp. celtic sea salt
  5. ½ c. coconut oil, melted and cooled
  6. 1/3 c. xylitol granules
  7. 1 tsp. baking powder
  8. ½ tsp. baking soda
  9. ¼ c. coconut flour
  10. 3 tsp. cinnamon
  11. ½ tsp. nutmeg
  12. stevia to taste
  13. 3 c. carrots, shredded
  14. 1 c. walnuts, chopped
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (try to find a combo of Greek yogurt/cream cheese)
  2. 1 stick butter, softened
  3. 2 Tbs. vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  5. pinch of celtic sea salt
  6. stevia to taste
Carrot Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x13 pan with butter or coconut oil.
  3. Blend the beans and eggs in a blender until there are no bean chunks.
  4. Pour into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, including the xylitol. Mix well.
  5. Add stevia to taste - a little at a time until just a bit too sweet (the sweetness dulls when baking).
  6. Pour batter into cake pan and bake 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean.
  7. Let cake sit at least 4 to 6 hours before frosting and serving - any beany flavor will disappear.
  8. Frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a small mixing bowl blend all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add stevia to taste - a little at a time.
  3. Store in refrigerator. (It will need to be brought to room temp. to be spreadable.)
Whole Food Mom On A Budget
If you’re not the winner of the book or you just can’t wait to try these delicious desserts, you can purchase The Sweeter Side of Candida on Amazon or the PDF version for only $14.95 here.
The Details:

      1. One reader will win a PDF Version of The Sweeter Side of Candida
      2. Winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter.
      3. Giveaway ends July 18th , 2014 at 8:00 am.
      4. Winner will be notified through email.
      5. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
      6. Prize will be awarded by Paula of Whole Intentions.
      7. Must be 18 years or older to enter Rafflecopter.
      8. Only one entrant per household.
      9. Entering the Rafflecopter means you agree to terms above.
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  1. Beverly says

    That 14 Carat Carrot Cake is looking mighty tempting. I’m been on THM for a while now and skipping desserts because I didn’t think the family would go for it. (Also, we can’t use almond flour here) I just might be able to sneak that one in.

  2. colleen liszkeiwicz says

    I was just diagnosed With candida overgrowth….and I absolutely LOVE THM….this is amazing…cant wait

  3. Cynthia Landrie says

    Looks delicious. A great recipe for eating healthy without sacrificing taste. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  4. says

    Oh it all looks so wonderful! My husband has to have carrot cake on his birthday, so I may see if I can sneak this sugar free one past him. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  5. Holly Ellerton says

    They all sound delicious! And to think they are sugar free…
    I think the first one to try will be this carrot cake! Then the smashing English toffee, and the sea salt chocolate almond clusters….


  1. […] I am having a giveaway this week!  The Sweeter Side of Candida is an awesome cookbook for anyone who wants to reduce their sugar intake but still enjoy their sweet tooth!   See my review and the amazing Carrot Cake recipe from the book here. […]

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