Scrumptious Carrot Cake

Scrumptious Carrot Cake

Who can resist a moist carrot cake? This is the perfect cake to take to a friend’s place for dessert or serve up as a treat for your family. The best part is, it’s Wheat & Gluten free!

  • 1 ½ cups Healtheries Gluten Free Baking Mix
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sunflower or canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • ½ cup sultanas or raisins
  • 2 Tbsp desiccated coconut

Variations

  • For a Dairy Free Cake, serve without frosting.
  • For an iced version, serve with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 125g cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 50g butter, softened

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180*C and line a 20cm cake tin (6cm deep) with baking paper, grease well.
  2. Sift the Healtheries Gluten Free Baking Mix, spices and soda into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients into your bowl and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it’s just combined, don’t over mix it.
  4. Pour the cake mixture into your prepared tin and smooth the surface. Bake for about 55-60 minutes. The cake is cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Remove your cake from oven and remove it from the cake tin. Peel away the paper and allow your cake to cool. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt or ice with cream cheese frosting if desired.
  6. Cream Cheese Frosting – beat all the frosting ingredients together until you have a smooth frosting consistency. Spread the frosting over the top of your cake.

Serving Suggestions

Serve slightly warm on its own for a dairy free and lower calorie treat. Or serve with a dollop of reduced fat Greek yoghurt or naturally unsweetened plain yoghurt. For a richer cake, ice with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle of walnuts and pumpkin seeds.

Nutritional Information

Average Quantity per Serve (without icing)

Energy 2060kJ (492Cal)
Protein 5.0g
Fat, Total 32.4g
- Saturated 3.2g
Carbohydrate 44.5g
- Sugars 28.3g
Dietary Fibre 2.3g
Sodium 208mg
 
 
 
 
 

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