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Carrot Cake

 

Ingredients

  • 200g  self-raising flour
  • 100g  wholemeal flour
  • 2tsp  baking powder
  • 150g  dark muscovado sugar
  • 5  medium eggs
  • 75ml  rapeseed oil
  • 350g  carrots, grated
  • 200g  low-fat soft cheese
  • 2tbsp  icing sugar
  • 1tbsp  lemon juice
  • 1  lemon, zest only - to decorate

Using rapeseed oil makes this a healthier alternative of a family favourite. This cake contains 60% less saturated fat per slice by using rapeseed oil in place of butter.

15 minutes to prepare  and  45 minutes to cook.

Serves 12

25p-49p per serving

Total time 60 minutes

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Carrot Cake

Recipe details

Using rapeseed oil makes this a healthier alternative of a family favourite. This cake contains 60% less saturated fat per slice by using rapeseed oil in place of butter.



Ingredients

  • 200g  self-raising flour
  • 100g  wholemeal flour
  • 2tsp  baking powder
  • 150g  dark muscovado sugar
  • 5  medium eggs
  • 75ml  rapeseed oil
  • 350g  carrots, grated
  • 200g  low-fat soft cheese
  • 2tbsp  icing sugar
  • 1tbsp  lemon juice
  • 1  lemon, zest only - to decorate

Nutritional information

  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 20
  • Salt: 0.5
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated fat: 2
  • Fibre: 2
  • Protein: 9

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line the base of a 21cm round cake tin with baking parchment.
  3. Mix together the flours, baking powder and sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and rapeseed oil until creamy.
  5. Fold the egg mixture into the flour mixture, along with the carrots.
  6. Spoon into the tin and bake for 45 minutes until cooked throughout.
  7. Cool slightly before removing from the tin.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. Whisk together the soft cheese, icing sugar and lemon juice.
  10. Spread the icing on the cooled cake.
  11. Decorate with the lemon zest.

Cook's tip:

Ideal for freezing.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Carbohydrates : 38
  • Calories : 280
  • Sugar : 20
  • Salt : 0.5
  • Fat : 11
  • Saturated fat : 2
  • Fibre : 2
  • Protein : 9