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CARROT CAKE Non-Vegetarian-Dish

Older children enjoy cake as an occasional treat but plain sponge cakes can be a little boring for them. Carrots have been added as they add variety and also provide substantial amounts of vitamin A and fibre.The carrot softens in the cooking process, and the cake usually has a soft, dense texture. The carrots themselves enhance the flavour, texture and appearance of the cake.



Ingredients

Coarsely chopped nuts
: 175 ml
Grated carrots
: 625 ml
Cinnamon cream cheese
FROSTING
Softened butter
: 45 ml
Powdered fruit sugar
: 250 ml
Baking soda
: 7 ml
Oil
: 250 ml
Eggs
: 3
White sugar
: 325 ml
Whole wheat flour
: 75 ml
All purpose flour
: 300 ml
Cinnamon
: 15 ml
Cream cheese
: 125 g
Salt
: 2 ml
Vanilla
: 5 ml

Carrot Cake

Method

  • In a large bowl, blend sugar, oil and vanilla. Add eggs and beat well. In small bowl mix flours, salt, soda, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Stir in nuts. Stir dry ingredients into wet. Fold in carrots.
  • Turn into 3 liter microwaveable bundt pan. Microwave 10 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn every 4 minutes.
  • Let stand 10 minutes on heat proof surface. Loosen sides and centre.
  • Invert on serving plate and cool. Frost or ice with Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting (icing).
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting: In small bowl, cream butter and cheese. Blend in sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy. Spread over carrot cake.