Carrot Cake

2 cups full wheat pastry flour or all-perform flour
1 ½ cups white full wheat flour or widespread whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon flooring cinnamon
2 teaspoons flooring ginger
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons advantageous sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ kilos peeled and grated carrots* (about 4 cups)
1 cup raw pecan or walnut halves
¾ cup delicate further-virgin olive oil** or melted coconut oil
1 ¼ cups maple syrup or honey
1 cup milk of other
4 eggs, ideally at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Double batch conventional cream cheese frosting or naturally sweetened cream cheese frosting

Preheat the oven to 350 ranges Fahrenheit and grease two 9″ spherical cake pans. For many who’re making primary cream cheese frosting, don’t neglect to tug the cream cheese and butter out of the fridge to permit them to warmth to room temperature.
Toast the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet inside the preheated oven until fragrant, about 5 minutes. As quickly as they’re cool enough to cope with, change them to a slicing board and chop them into small gadgets. Reserve a pair tablespoons chopped pecans for garnishing the cake, if desired. We’ll stir the remaining into the dry mixture inside the following step.
In an enormous mixing bowl, combine every flours, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir until blended. Add the grated carrots and chopped pecans, and stir to combine.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil, maple syrup, milk, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely blended.
Pour the moist substances into the dry substances. Mix with an enormous spoon, merely until combined (a few lumps are okay). Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans and unfold the batter in a superb layer on excessive.
Bake the desserts on the middle rack for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the center of the muffins is springy to the contact and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clear. Place the baked muffins on a cooling rack and permit them to chill completely sooner than frosting.
Everytime you’re capable of assemble, put collectively the frosting as directed. Fastidiously invert the truffles to launch them from their pans. Frost the very best of 1 cake with about one-third of the frosting. Place the second cake on excessive, and frost the very best with one different one-third of the frosting. Finish by frosting throughout the facet of the cake with the remaining frosting. If desired, sprinkle the reserved chopped pecans on prime.
When you’re capable of serve, use a sharp chef’s knife to fastidiously scale back the cake into slices. The cake will maintain at room temperature for the rest of the day, and for as a lot as 4 days inside the fridge.