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Carrot Cake

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Serves 8

Low Calorie, low sugar.

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  • 175g white sugar
  • 175 ml sunflower oil
  • 4 med eggs
  • 190 -200g grated carrots
  • 100g raisins
  • 100g chopped walnuts
  • 175g total of S/R flour mixed (half and half) with Wheatbran
  • 100g Strong wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp of each, nutmeg/ginger/cinnamon
  • juice of a mandarin or small orange
  • Grated zest of mandarin/small orang
  • Icing Sugar
  • Half fat cream cheese


    1. Preheat oven 170 oven/ fan 150 /gas 5 Wizz eggs, oil and sugar til frothy
    2. sift flours, and add grated carrots and all dry ingredients mix
    3. Add wet to dry ingredients and mix gently
    4. pop into well greased tins (2) or cup cake cases and into the oven until risen and browned, 30 mins approx
    5. Make up cream cheese and icing sugar topping to your own recipe, with a little orange flower water or more zest from orange, Spread thickly onto cooled cup cakes or surface of cakes, sandwich together and add a topping layer. or serve without if you want to keep the calories low.

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