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Healthy 'X'Mas Style' Carrot Cake


A delicious moist Carrot Cake with a X'Mas Twist made with healthy ingredients and tastes so good, it's definitely a winner! Why not try something a little different this year at X'Mas time. Your family and friends will be amazed. Delicately flavoured with a hint of spices and dried fruit your tastes buds will be amazed.


Ingredients


  • 500g grated carrots

  • 3 free range eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

  • 350g almond meal

  • 60 ml macadamia nut oil or olive oil

  • ½ cup organic maple syrup or 1/4 cup raw organic honey

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or chai tea soaked and drained raisins

  • 2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C / 320°F.

  2. Combine carrot, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond meal, oil, honey, soaked raisins or fresh blueberries and baking powder.

  3. Mix well until combined.

  4. Pour into a prepared 20 cm baking tin.

  5. Bake for 1 – 1 ½ hours or until cooked through.

  6. Remove from the oven and cool completely in the tin, then turn out.

  7. Serve alone or topped with Greek style yoghurt frosting & crushed walnuts (optional).

  8. Keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days – freezes well too!


YOGHURT FROSTING


500 g strained Greek yoghurt


60 ml pure maple syrup


2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Combine frosting ingredients and store in the fridge until needed.



TIPS

Other topping suggestions:

Whipped ricotta with a little cinnamon, vanilla + honey.

Cream cheese blended with a little lemon, vanilla + honey.





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