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Sugar Free Carrot Cake (diabetic friendly & delicious!)

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

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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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  • 4/5 eggs depending on size
  • 1.25 cups light Olive Oil
  • 25g Advantage sweetener (
  • 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)


  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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23rd Jan, 2017
Hi there, This is a member recipe and was not posted by BBC Good Food. You can tell the difference as member recipes have this written under the image and the introduction. You can view all carrot cake recipes here, including both those by BBC Good Food and by our members:
20th Jan, 2017
a carrot cake recipe that doesn't list carrots in the ingredients? Has an editor fallen asleep?!
17th Aug, 2014
Please can you tell me how much carrot to use as it seems to have been left out
15th Aug, 2014
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...
12th Feb, 2014
My partner is diabetic, so will give this a go.
20th Jan, 2017
is it a BBC good food trick to see if we notice the missing ingredient from the list? I was about to start making this but I'd prefer not to have to guess the amount of carrots to use in a carrot cake....
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