Healthy Carrot & Nut Cake

Healthy Carrot & Nut Cake
May 30, 2017 Sophie Wishart

A cake recipe that is packed with nutrients and is good for your healthy pregnancy diet. This amazing gluten and dairy free carrot and nut cake is too good to resist!

We’re always searching for the perfect carrot cake recipe. Moist, packed with healthy nutrients for your pregnancy diet and not too sweet. A cake that will give our gorgeous FittaMammas a post pregnancy workout energy boost (or an afternoon treat) with no added sugar. We love this one – it’s a delicious, healthier option for guilt-free inclusion in your pregnancy diet AND it’s easy!

Ingredients

2 tablespoon of coconut oil, melted
250g of ground almonds
100g walnuts chopped
50g other chopped nuts (we used a mix of Brazil nuts, pecans and hazelnuts)
2 large carrots coarsely grated
100g sultanas
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsps of ground cinnamon
¾ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
3 eggs
3 ½ tablespoons runny honey

For the icing

200g of cream cheese
2 ½ tablespoons honey
Grated rind of one small orange
Juice of half the orange

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 30cm square baking tin and grease with a little coconut oil.
  2. Thoroughly mix the ground almonds, baking powder and spices.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the honey and coconut oil until well mixed and frothy.
  4. Stir in the grated carrots, nuts and raisins then add the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin, smooth out the top and pop it in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Test the cake with a skewer to make sure it’s cooked through – it should be golden brown and springy to the touch.
  6. To make the icing simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  7. When the cake has cooled, spread the icing generously over the top and decorate with a few extra walnuts.

FittaTip

Nuts are beneficial to include in your pregnancy diet – read why here!

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