Carrot Apple Kuchen
(birthday cake)

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1 cup ground dried apples
30 pitted dates (about 1 cup packed), minced
4 medium carrots, scraped and shredded
4 medium apples, cored and shredded
cup shredded unsweetened coconut (divided use)
2 teaspoons ground
teaspoon ground

Cream cheese frosting
cup firm Almond or Cashew Cream Cheese
3 tablespoons brown rice syrup
teaspoon almond extract

Hand mix ingredients for Kuchen, reserving 2 tablespoons of coconut, then grind ingredients in . Firmly press Kuchen mixture into an 8-inch springform pan or any comparable sized pan. Combine ingredients for frosting and mix well. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting evenly on top of cake and top with reserved coconut. Chill for at least 2 hours. Remove from springform pan and serve. Will keep in refrigerator for up to three days.

- by Cherie Soria, Angel Foods