Monday, November 05, 2012

Healthy Carrot Cake

You heard it before. Carrot cakes are healthy. After all it has carrots in it! I have been guilty of it too- having indulge with a few slices of carrot cake in my life time- including having it as our wedding cake. Hubby would bring home carrot cake whenever I am sick to make me feel better.

I come across as Teresa Cutter's recipe and instantly book marked it. It is a fabulous simple recipe with a lovely yogurt icing on it. I love the fact that this does not have any wheat and uses mainly almond meal. A mix and melt recipe means less washing and quick cake to whip out when guests decide to pop by on a weekday or on a lazy weekend. It could possibly even pass as a birthday cake.

I think a handful of raisins or even dates will go well with this cake. I increased the ratio of carrots and think it's nice to have some chunkier strips rather than the thin down version. Give it a go. You may surprise yourself by how delicious healthy treats are.

Healthy Carrot Cake (Adapted from Teresa Cutter)
4 carrots
3 eggs
1/2 tsp or less of vanilla paste
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
3 cups of almond meal
handful of crushed walnuts
1/4 cup of coconut oil melted
2 tablespoon of honey
few dates or 1/4 cup of raisins (omitted)

1 cup of yogurt- I use lemon myrtle. Try to find a greek yogurt than is low in sugar
1/4 lemon juice
toasted walnuts

Pre heat Oven 280C. Line 9 inch cake pan.
Whisk oil and eggs together. Place dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour wet to dry and mix well. Bake for 45-50 minutes till done.

Whisk yogurt and lemon juice together.

Cool cake. Ice with yogurt icing. Serve!



Little Corner of Mine said...

You got me at Healthy! What a lovely cake and yes healthy can be delicious too! :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

You have me drooling over my keyboard right now! I am in heaven. I wish you knew how much I adore my carrot cakes and this one- with you adaptions is just phenomenal.

tigerfish said...

Haha, healthier than the carrot cake that I know since I was young - fried carrot cake! Kekekke

Joanne said...

I'm all for pretending that desserts with veggies are healthy! Though I love that this actually IS.

Aurora Vanilla said...

this is looking real good, gonna give it a shot soon, thanks for it! :)

lena said...

hi daphne, i think the yogurt spread is a great option for healthier bakes. Tho i also think cream cheese is also delicious, i really dont mind using yogurt as another option. Thanks!

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