Clean Carrot Cake

 

Carrot Cake.

An essential dessert, especially during the winter season!

Think of the warming spices, the sweetness of the carrot and the crunch of the walnuts.. what’s not to love about this delicious cake.

Of course, the Essence of G kitchen has taken a healthy twist on the old time classic cake, with no refined sugar and all the nutritional benefits!
This cake is super dense, super moist and super delicious – I reckon you’ll be finding it hard to put the fork down after your first bite ;).

Cake Base
400 grams Carrot – grated
3 Eggs
2 Β½ cups Wholemeal Flour
3 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
Β½ tsp Nutmeg
Β½ tsp All spice
Β½ tsp Vanilla Extract
Β½ cup Sultanas
ΒΌ cup Walnuts crushed
ΒΌ cup Pure Maple Syrup

Preheat in you oven to 180 degrees
Grate roughly 4 to 5 carrots, equalling 400 grams worth
Place carrots, eggs, wholemeal flour, baking powder, spices and vanilla into a medium sized bowl
Stir through until well combined
Slowly add in the sultanas and walnuts and continue to stir through
Line a medium sized cake tin with baking paper and spray with canola oil  – focus on  the edges of your tin to avoid the cake sticking once cooked.
Pour in your cake batter and smooth down until evenly spread
Pop in the oven for roughly 35 minutes, ensure to check your cake is cooked through using a skewer.
Once done, take out and let cool on a cooling rack

Icing
1/2 cup Greek Yoghurt
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Cinnamon

In a small bowl combine all icing ingrediants and place into the fridge to chill.
Once your cake has completely cooled, dollop on your icing mixture and sprinkle with walnuts.

I would love to know you find this little gem of recipe if you decide to try it out for your next special event! Always feel free to shoot me a DM or email with any questions or requests.
Enjoy! xx

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