Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Healthy Carrot Cake ( Fat free cake recipe)

This carrot cake recipe is healthy and delicious.

It contains no fat, uses molasses sugar and uses wholewheat flour.

This carrot cake is very spongy and moist and will keep fresh in a sealed tub or wrapped in plastic wrap/foil.

Chef Jeenas carrot cake recipe is easy to make and so very tasty and healthy to eat.

Go ahead and give Chefs carrot cake recipe a try as the taste is wonderful.

Ingredients for healthy carrot cake recipe

4 Tbsp Wholewheat Flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
2 1/2 Tbsp Dark Molasses sugar
1 1/2 large Carrots
2 large Tbsp Honey
1 large tsp carob powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon(optional)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 egg

How to make a healthy carrot cake

Place sugar into a bowl.

Add grated carrots and mix well.

Add honey.

Mix well.

Sieve all dry ingredients - keep your left over wheat bran from the flour.

Mix well

Whisk egg.

Add the egg to your carrot cake mixture.

Mix well then add the left over wheat bran.

Mix well.

Pour carrot cake mixture into a greased and floured cake dish.

Cook in a hot oven at 150C for approx 30 minutes.

Gently press the top of your cake if it is spongy it will be ready - or you can use a thin skewer to check if the cake is cooked.

Leave carrot cake to cool in the original dish or it will break when you take it out.

Decorate the top with flaked almonds, sultanas and dates.

Dust the top with powdered sugar for decoration.


Asha said...

Beautiful!Dark Molasses and carrots!YUM!!

Deepa said...

visiting you for the first time ...loos great..Thks for sharing

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, very nice recipe!! I love carrot cake.. thanx :)

Vcuisine said...

Jeena, this one is different and looks easy to prepare also. Can I omit egg? Viji

Sia said...

wheat and fat free...what more we want jeena:) i have bookmarked this one for my next baking session:) thanks for dropping a comment in myy blog and leading me to urs.

deena said...

Hi..u have a nice blog ..step by step pic illustration is really good..shall try ur carrot cake & will let u know ..what is carob powder ..is there a substitute?..thanks for visiting my blog ..do drop in again.

Chef Jeena said...

Hey Asha glad you like it :)

Hi Deepa welcome :)Come back soon :)

Hi Ramya's mane adige, thankyou for stopping by :)

Hey Viji it was easy to make yes, I have never tried it without egg but I am sure it would taste lovely why don't you give it a try and let me know how it goes. :)

Hi Sia, it is fat free but this recipe does use wheat sorry. I hope you can still make it :)

Hi Deena, Thanks for stopping by my blog :) It's great you are going to give my carrot cake a try :) I can't wait to hear from you how it goes - carob powder is a chocolate substitute, It's caffine free and has a chocolate taste to it so I guess if you liked you could use cocoa powder :)

Seena said...

Wow wonderful! Jeena..
OH U cook healthy dishes..Hmm am lazy..

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Seena :) I try to be healthy but I do like like my treats too :)

Meera's Blog said...

hey jeena:)whats carob powder??this look really reallyyyy good!!

Chef Jeena said...

Hey Meera :) I'm glad you like this recipe it was really delicious. Carob powder is a cocoa powder substitute, it is caffine free it tastes a little like chocolate but also has its own unique flavour......I am sure that cocoa powder may go just as well in this recipe - especially as it contains cinnamon with gives it real spicy kick....Hope this helps Meera :)

Raaga said...

hi Jeena. what is carob powder? And how do I substitute it?

Raaga said...

Just saw that meera also had the same question... got the answer :)

Meera's Blog said...

jeena,thanks a lot:)

Kajal said...

Hi Jeena,
Nice presentation with great dish..........Keep it up …your work is great.:)

Shella said...

Jeena - I've heard a lot of carrot cakes, but never either had one nor baked one, coz I dont like carrots all that much. But your cakes looks very lovely. I must make it.

Seena said...

Jeena, I was going through your cake recipes.Wonderful recipes!
Had sent one mail to you, did u get it?

Anonymous said...

Mine didn't set right i left it in the oven for 50 minutes but it wouldn't go firm. It was firm on the outside but gooey on the inside. The mixture tastes great it's just more of a moose than a cake. Have i put too much treacle in?

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Billy,

What size baking pan did you use? If you use a deep baking pan to bake a cake then the oven times and heat need changing. If you pour the cake batter into a wider baking tin then it will cook better.

Also Did you add enough flour? Maybe add an extra tablespoon of flour to the mix and a little less treacle. Also the extra moisture could be coming from too many carrots, try using a little less carrot.

Also when a good tip is when you bake a cake is to never open the oven door until the cake has been cooking for at least 20-25 minutes as this can change how the cake cooks and looks.

I hope this helps, thanks for visiting. Jeena :)

katrina said...

How many will this cake serve? Need to know fast! Thanks!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Katrina, this cake will generally serve 6 people depending on how big you want to serve the slices.

Thank you for visiting Jeenaskitchen.blogspot.com.

Jeena :-)

Anonymous said...

Is it really 4 tablespoons of flour?

Chef Jeena said...

Hi annonymous, yes this recipe only requies 4 tablespoons of flour. I use large tablespoons, if your measures are quite small then use 4 heaped tablespoons of flour.

Thank you for visiting my food blog and please let me know if you need anymore cooking advise from my blog.

Jeena :-)

Anonymous said...

hi jeena, ur cakes looks yummy..definitely will go for a try..but can i use any other thing in place of carob? i also want to substitute sugar with sugar substitute..can i?

Chef Jeena said...

Hi there, you can use cocoa powder instead of carob powder.

If you can't use molasses sugar brown sugar will work as good.

You could substitute the sugar if you like but it depends on what you use to how the texture will be.

Thank you for visiting and please keep logging on to jeenaskitchen.blogspot.com as I update very often with all brand new food recipes.

Jeena :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, great recipe! I have just made this and, like someone else mentioned, it has turned out really gooey and soft inside. I cooked it for longer than you said. However I made individual cupcakes out of it in little muffin paper things, so maybe that's why? It still tastes great, but is just really gooey.

It works really well topped with lemon butter icing - although that does make it a bit more naughty! And I put loads of sultanas in the mix too.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi there, I'm glad you love my carrot cake recipe. Sultanas sound delicious and the lemon toppping sounds lovely too.

Thank you for the great feedback.

Do keep logging on to jeenaskitchen.blogspot.com to see more recipe updates.

Thanks, Jeena. :-)

Anonymous said...

This is a great recipe!
I was just wondering if the dark molasses sugar could be replaced with honey, or molasses.

Anonymous said...

Whats a large tbsp? i.e. a tbsp is 15ml, so is a large tbsp 20ml?

suja said...

you literally have all the answers ...i really admire your cooking & delicious recipes! i've been trying to eat healthy & really crsving csrrot cake! this one & some other ones u've put up here are amazing & will be trying very soon. thnx

madeitwithlove said...

Hi chef Jeena, just found this site, don't know why I've never seen it before. Would just like to compliment you for all the great food recipes particularly the cakes. I shall enjoy browsing and making some of the wonderful recipes.Thank you so much.