No-fat healthy yet yummy carrot cake

    1 hour 15 min

    My tip for this cake is to soak the sultanas (and carrot if you like) in cold tea overnight if you can do this it keeps the cake nice and moist. Otherwise add something like apple sauce/chopped tinned prunes/ pineapple to the mix. I guess you can play around with ingredients as you wish – some recipes I found suggest using apple sauce instead of sugar or some half splenda half sugar to cut the sugar content down. Others suggest a tin of pineapple (crushed) to keep cake moist.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 200g sultanas
    • about half pint of strong cold tea
    • about 2 average sized carrots (grated)
    • approx 2 tablespoons coconut (if desired)
    • a few cherries (if desired)
    • a few walnut pieces/pecans (if desired)
    • sprinkling of healthy nuts/fruit/seeds (if desired)
    • 2 eggs (beaten)
    • 100g demerara/brown sugar
    • 200g whole-wheat self raising flour
    • 1 Weetabix
    • mixed spice as desired – I add quite a lot.
    • For frosting
    • 1 tub very low fat Philadelphia cheese
    • 1 lime
    • icing Sugar (not sure of amount just mix into cheese until a little like butter consistency)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Crush Weetabix and add to flour. Add sugar and mixed spice to sultana mix, (add carrots if not already soaked with sultanas in tea).
    2. Pour mix into flour and sugar add other nuts/coconut/fruit as desired. Add beaten eggs. Stir well until completely mixed.
    3. Pour into square loaf tin (lined and sprayed with fry-light oil to stop cake sticking to baking parchment).
    4. Put into hot oven for approx 1hr or until a skewer comes out clean and the cake is a golden colour. (My cooker is rubbish and it takes longer).
    5. For frosting; mix icing sugar into Philly and beat well, add zest and juice of half a lime. You might like to put this in fridge until it hardens slightly.
    6. Smooth frosting over cake. Add pecans/walnuts/whatever you want really to decorate. Serve and Enjoy! ♥ Rachel x

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    I have made that many carrot cakes i have lost count but was looking for something fat free, this recipe is an absolute disaster, the method isn't fully explained and there is no oven temperature, the cake came out of the oven way to heavy to rise becauase there are too may ingredients weighing it down. Nuts, cherries, weetabix,seeds, coconut ???????????? none of them are necessary apart fom maybe a few chopped walnuts, mine went straight in the bin o  -  21 Aug 2011


     -  25 Aug 2010


    I made this twice. Love it as a low fat alternative although I didn't ice mine to stay healthy. Made sure I left it on a lower heat 150 for 1.5 hours so it wasn't soggy in the middle. Will be making it again & varying ingredients according to what I have in the cupboard. Great tea time treat.  -  26 May 2015