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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

 

This is one of our family favorites - both adults and kids love a slice of tasty carrot cake !

You'll discover that this recipe doesn't have the traditional icing topping - simply because the cake itself is so full of flavour, it doesn't need anything to enhance it.

Unbelievably it tastes even better the day after you make it - but I doubt you'll have any left by then!

Ingredients

  • 150g grated carrots
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 100g wholemeal self raising flour
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  • 50g raisins or sultanas
  1. Grease a square or round cake tin.
  2. Heat the oven to 190C, Gas Mark 5
  3. Mix the eggs and sugar with a whisk until they thicken
  4. Add the oil, then the grated carrots, flour, coconut and raisins.
  5. Stir together.
  6. Pour into tin
  7. Cook for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden on top

Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a tray.  This is on recipe that will have eager kids hands wanting a small slice just as soon as it's ready.

This is one cake that tastes better the longer you keep it - certainly the flavour develops in the first 24 hours - see if you can keep it that long!

Variations

Try replacing the sugar with diet sugar replacements, start with 50% to see how the cake turns out in your oven.

Use other health giving oils, such as flaxseed oil, or add a teaspoon of cold milled flaxseed to give a boost with omega 3.