Luscious Lentil Spice Cake
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Serves: 12 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups cooked green lentils
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup diced toasted walnuts
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • For frosting:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperture
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place lentils, orange juice, oil and pineapple with juice in a blender and blend until very smooth, scraping down sides of blender as needed. Pour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spice and salt. Slowly stir into the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir in the walnuts and carrots.
  5. Pour batter into a well oiled 9 by 13 inch baking pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until set in center. Let cool to room temperature before frosting.
  6. For frosting, mix in a mixer at medium speed all ingredients in order listed until light and fluffy.
Recipe by Healthy Family Recipes at http://www.apronstringsblog.com/luscious-lentil-spice-cake/