The best healthy carrot cake

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The best healthy carrot cake

The best healthy carrot cake

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Serves: 12
Thank you bibbyskitchenat36.com for this super recipe!
  • 400g, carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) honey
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) FutureLife Smart Oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose cake flour
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) wholemeal flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal (finely ground almonds)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

Orange syrup

  • zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 cups thick, Greek yoghurt, to finish
  • fresh thyme (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 160º C.
  2. Grease and line a 22cm round cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Place the carrots in a large processor and blitz until fine.
  4. Add the orange zest, sugar, honey, oil, buttermilk and eggs to the carrots and blend until well combined.
  5. Sift together all the dry ingredients, except the walnuts and add to the carrot mixture.
  6. Blitz briefly until the flour is incorporated.
  7. Fold through the walnuts.
  8. Transfer the batter to the baking tin and bake for 55-60 minutes. Check for doneness before removing from the oven.
  9. Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  10. To make the orange syrup, place the zest, juice ad honey in a saucepan. Boil hard until reduced and sticky.
  11. Place the cooled cake on a cake stand and spread the yoghurt generously over the top.
  12. Drizzle with orange syrup and scatter with sprigs of fresh thyme.
  13. Serve immediately.
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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