Thursday, May 10, 2007

Low Cal Carrot Cake

This is a healthy cake. In reality I used to not fancy carrots at all and till some time ago they were rarely on my shopping list. Was also hesitant to try this cake at first but have to say that I had to change my opinion in the regard of carrots.

Serves 20 portions

- 200gm flour type 00
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 250gm carrot very finely grated
- 25gm castor sugar
- 2 tablespoons walnuts chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons oil

Sieve the flour and baking powder together. Add the carrot, sugar, walnuts cinnamon, zest and vanilla essence and mix well. Beat in the eggs and blend in the oil. Stir well to combine. Spoon the mixture into a greased cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven (180°C fan forced) for approximately 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Turn out and cool on a wire rack. To decorate, dust with icing sugar before serving. Store in an airtight container.

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