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Sugar Free Carrot Cake (diabetic friendly & delicious!)

By Great Nutrition (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • normal cake cooling time approx 1hr depending on weather
  • Easy
  • Makes 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

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

Method

  • STEP 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.
  • STEP 2
    Using a mechanical whisk on highest speed, whip the eggs until light and very fluffy.
  • STEP 3
    Slowly, drizzle the oil into the fluffy eggs, whisk on slowest setting.
  • STEP 4
    Mix together and sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and half of the Advantage sweetener, salt & cinnamon).
  • STEP 5
    Slowly, add the dry ingredients to the fluffy egg mixture. Stir until fully blended or mix gently but quickly on lowest mixer speed.
  • STEP 6
    Fold the grated carrot mixture in divided portions into the cake mixture and finally add the broken up nut pieces.
  • STEP 7
    Pour into a pre-buttered baking tin - either a load tin, square or round tin
  • STEP 8
    Place in oven at 180*C for approximately 40 minutes.
  • STEP 9
    Test cake readiness with a clean probe then remove from oven to cool in a draft-free area. Leave in tin until cool.
  • STEP 10
    Remove from tin and apply prepared topping like conventional 'icing' - optional decoration with whole walnuts.
  • STEP 11
    Keep in cool, dry area until ready to serve.
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