Afteralll, isn't carrot cake suppose to be the healthy cake of all cakes. It increases your vege intake with carrots and in this version- it even has pineapples, a fruit in it! So surely some cream cheese frosting will be fine! ;)
wedding cake. Something slightly unusual from the norm fruit cake selection but one that held meaning to us.
It was 2009 when I last made carrot cake! I love how fruity this cake is and how easy it is. I am not sure where I got this recipe from, I found it in my folder with no mention of anything! How frustrating!!
It's definitely a recipe to keep for those "oh gosh, someone is coming and I need to bake something" moments.
Carrot Cake150 or 3 medium sized carrots grated
120 grams plain flour
60 grams walnuts toasted and chopped
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
50 grams brown sugar
20 grams white sugar
120 grams olive oil
1 generous tablespoon of plain yogurt- I used greek style
1 tablespoon of lemon juice and zest
180 grams of cubed pineapple cubes
Two tubs of Philadelphia cream cheese spreadable (I used a 5% fat and 80% less fat version)
3/4 cup of icing sugar
1/.2 lemon juice
Preheat Oven and line loaf pan.
Beat eggs till frothy. Add both sugar and beat till light in colour. Add yogurt and continue to whisk. Add in oil and lemon juice.
Fold in shifted folour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon. Fold in grated carrots, walnuts, pineapple cubes and zest. Pour batter into loaf tin and bake for around 45-50 minutes.
Remove from oven. Cool completely before icing.
Icing- Whisk icing ingredients together till all sugar is incorporated and mixture is slightly stiff. Spoon into pipping bag with tip and pipe onto cool cake.