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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

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by Sheree (subscribe)
www.thepurposetolife.com
Published September 30th 2011
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This carrot cake is not your ordinary carrot cake.


This is not just any ordinary carrot cake, the different ingredients in this recipe make this cake so enjoyable, and the creamy cheese frosting is actually healthy for you. The natural ingredients I added to sweeten the ricotta cheese resulted in a delectable creamy cheese frosting.

Great for morning tea or afternoon tea, this cake can also be used for a dessert that won't hurt your waistline. Why not try this recipe out for your family and let me know what you think.

Preparation time 10 minutes
serves 6-8 people)

Ingredients

1 Cup of grated carrot
Cup of dates
1 Cup wholemeal self raising flour
Cup raw sugar
Cup milk
Teaspoon mixed spice
50 gram Butter
1 egg

Icing

Cup ricotta cheese
2 Teaspoons of honey
1 Orange

Method

1. Grease a bar cake tin.

2. Preheat oven to 180c degrees.

3. Peel and grate the carrots.

4. Place the grated carrot into a mixing bowl.

5. Chop the dates into pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
Dates
Chop the dates into small pieces.

6. Add the flour, egg, sugar, milk, melted butter and mixed spice
to the mixing bowl and stir through until just combined.

7. Pour the mixture into the greased bar cake tin and place into
the oven for 30 minutes. To check if the cake is cooked,
touch the top of the cake and if it springs back the cake
should be cooked. You can also use a skewer to poke into
the middle of the cake if you are unsure. If the skewer is clean
the cake is ready.

8. Chop the orange in half and slice half of the orange into thin
slices and use the other half to squeeze 2 tablespoons of fresh
orange juice for the icing mixture.
Orange
Cut the orange in half and thinly slice.

9. While the cake is cooking mix the ricotta cheese, honey and
freshly squeezed orange juice together in a bowl. Keep the
icing mixture in the fridge until the cake is cool.

10. When the cake is cool spread the icing over the top of the
cake with a butter knife. Cut the orange slices into quarters
and decorate the cake as seen in the picture below. Enjoy.
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Decorate the cake with orange slices.
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Why? New Healthy Recipe
When: Morning tea, Afternoon tea, Dessert
Where: Anywhere
Cost: $1.45 per person
Comments
Sheree, I swear that I'm gaining weight just by looking at all your recipes! They all look absolutely delicious.
By Daniella - senior reviewer
Monday, 3rd of October @ 08:45 am
sheree, to preheat oven to 180degrees and then bake cake at that temp. is that the same here in the states where we usually bake cakes at 350 degrees??? sorry..i'm not much of a baker but the cake sounds delicious:))
By cmclau5506 - reader
Tuesday, 4th of October @ 10:05 pm
Hi cmclau5506,
Thanks for your comments. You are correct, the equivalent to 180 c
(celsius) degrees is 350 f (fahrenheit) degrees. I will remember to take this into consideration for my future recipes. Enjoy thanks Sheree.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 5th of October @ 01:27 am
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