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)
1 Cup of grated carrot Cup of dates 1¼ Cup wholemeal self raising flour
Cup raw sugar Cup milk Teaspoon mixed spice
50 gram Butter
½ Cup ricotta cheese
2 Teaspoons of honey
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.
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.
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
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.