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Carrot Cake

By calamitykate (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 8
Low Calorie, low sugar.


  • 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


  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven 170 oven/ fan 150 /gas 5
  • STEP 2
    Wizz eggs, oil and sugar til frothy
  • STEP 3
    sift flours, and add grated carrots and all dry ingredients mix
  • STEP 4
    Add wet to dry ingredients and mix gently
  • STEP 5
    pop into well greased tins (2) or cup cake cases and into the oven until risen and browned, 30 mins approx
  • STEP 6
    Make up cream cheese and icing sugar topping to your own recipe, with a little orange flower water or more zest from orange,
  • STEP 7
    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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