Delicious and Healthy Carrot Cake

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 90 grams (3.5 ounces) plant-based milk (or regular milk)
  • 70 grams (2.5 ounces) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 90 grams (3.5 ounces) grated carrot

Dry Ingredients

  • 65 grams (2.5 ounces) coconut sugar
  • 30 grams (1 ounce) coconut flour
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) oat flour
  • 8 grams (0.3 ounces) baking powder
  • 4 grams (0.2 ounces) ground cinnamon
  • Ground nuts (optional) to taste

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

    Make sure you have separate bowls for wet and dry ingredients to keep everything neat and combined perfectly.

  • Whisk

    A whisk is ideal for mixing your dry ingredients thoroughly without lumps.

  • Spatula

    A good spatula will help you scrape down the sides of bowls and ensure you mix everything well.

  • Baking Pan (15x7x7 cm or 6x3x3 inches)

    The correct pan size is key for achieving the right texture and baking evenly.

  • Oven

    Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Make sure your oven temperature is accurate for perfect baking!

Instructions

Step 1

Preparation

1. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients with a whisk.
2. In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients.

Step 2

Mixing & Baking

3. Combine both mixtures until smooth.
4. Pour the batter into a baking pan (size 15x7x7 cm or 6x3x3 inches) and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 40 minutes.
5. After baking, let it cool slightly in the pan before removing.

Step 3

Serving

6. Enjoy your delicious and healthy carrot cake!

Servings

Alright, let's talk serving suggestions for this delightful carrot cake! 🍰 The joy of this recipe is its versatility, which means you can get as creative as you like.

Simple and Classic: Serve a slice with a dusting of powdered sugar and a hot cup of tea or coffee. It's perfect for a cozy afternoon snack or breakfast treat.

Fresh and Fruity: Pair your cake with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a handful of fresh berries for a balanced, delicious dessert or even a light brunch option.

Decadent Delight: If you're in the mood for something richer, drizzle your carrot cake with a smooth cream cheese frosting or a vegan alternative. Add chopped nuts on top for an extra crunch!

Serve-Ready Portions: For parties or gatherings, cut your cake into bite-sized squares and pop them onto a platter. Trust us; they'll disappear in no time! 🎉

Variations

Looking for gluten-free or vegan options? We've got you covered! 🌱

Gluten-Free Variation: Swap out the oat flour for a gluten-free flour blend in the same ratio. Ensure that your baking powder is gluten-free too.

Vegan Variation: For a vegan version, replace the eggs with flax eggs (2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed mixed with 5 tablespoons of water). Use a plant-based milk and omit any non-vegan ingredients from your frosting or toppings.

These tweaks will keep your cake just as tasty while meeting your dietary needs. Enjoy! 🎂

Faq

  • Why is my cake dense instead of fluffy?

    Denseness can result from over-mixing the batter or insufficient baking powder. Ensure you combine the ingredients just until they are mixed and check the freshness of your baking powder.

  • Can I use regular sugar instead of coconut sugar?

    Absolutely! Regular granulated sugar can be used in place of coconut sugar in the same quantity without altering the final texture much.

  • Can I add other spices to the cake?

    Definitely! Spices like nutmeg, ginger, and allspice can add a lovely depth of flavor to your carrot cake. Adjust to taste.

  • How do I store the cake?

    Store your carrot cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to three months.

  • How do I make the cake extra moist?

    To enhance moisture, you can add a tablespoon of applesauce or crushed pineapple to the batter. Just be mindful of the extra liquid.

  • Can I double the recipe?

    Yes, you can double the ingredients to make a larger cake. Be sure to use a bigger pan or multiple pans and adjust the baking time accordingly.

Nutrition facts

Delicious and Healthy Carrot Cake
Recipe Yield:1 loaf (12 servings)
Calories:Approximate calories per serving: 180
Calories (Min - Max):170 - 190
Total Fat:12g
Saturated Fat:2g
Protein:3g
Total Carbohydrate:17g
Total Sugars:6g