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Sugar Free Carrot Cake (diabetic friendly & delicious!)

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 40 minutes normal cake cooling time approx 1hr depending on weather

Skill level

Easy

Servings

1 cake

This 100% sugar free carrot cake is suitable for anyone - diabetic, slimmers and the whole family. We use Advantage Gourmet Sweetener.

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 4/5 eggs depending on size
  • 1.25 cups light Olive Oil
  • 25g Advantage sweetener (TheGreatNutritionCompany.com)
  • 2.5 Cups Cake Flour
  • 2. Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 level teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Half cup Walnut Pieces
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground Cinnamon

Topping

  • 200g low fat Philadalphia cream cheese
  • 1-2 teaspoons Advantage Sweetener (mix and adjust sweetness to personal taste)

Method

  1. Preheat Oven to 180deg C. 1.Finely grate fresh carrots equal to 3 cups - place in large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with half the Advantage sweetener ,plus 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of Soda and mix together.

  2. Using a mechanical whisk on highest speed, whip the eggs until light and very fluffy.

  3. Slowly, drizzle the oil into the fluffy eggs, whisk on slowest setting.

  4. Mix together and sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and half of the Advantage sweetener, salt & cinnamon).

  5. Slowly, add the dry ingredients to the fluffy egg mixture. Stir until fully blended or mix gently but quickly on lowest mixer speed.

  6. Fold the grated carrot mixture in divided portions into the cake mixture and finally add the broken up nut pieces.

  7. Pour into a pre-buttered baking tin - either a load tin, square or round tin

  8. Place in oven at 180*C for approximately 40 minutes.

  9. Test cake readiness with a clean probe then remove from oven to cool in a draft-free area. Leave in tin until cool.

  10. Remove from tin and apply prepared topping like conventional 'icing' - optional decoration with whole walnuts.

  11. Keep in cool, dry area until ready to serve.

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Comments (3)

Ruby.tramp's picture

Please can you tell me how much carrot to use as it seems to have been left out

Ruby.tramp's picture

This does not tell you how much carrot to use, can any one help me here please as I really want to make this cake...

debbyh's picture

My partner is diabetic, so will give this a go.

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