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Carrot cake
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Carrot cake

This delicious makeover carrot cake recipe is not only cheap to make but can also be made gluten free - great to fill the baking tins with. The ideal morning/afternoon tea treat.
Serves: 16 (makes 16)
Time to make: 1 hr 20 mins
Hands-on time: 20 mins


Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free baking mix in place of flours. Check baking soda, baking powder, icing sugar, ground spices and sour cream are gluten free.

HFG tip

Makeover! You save…

3520kJ (842cal)54g total fat25g sat fat83g sugar170mg sodium

What we did

Reduced the amount of oil
Replaced half the flour with wholemeal for extra fibre
Reduced sugar
Reduced the number of eggs, using banana to add bulk
Made a creamy icing using less than half the quantity by using reduced-fat cheeses, sweetened with a little icing sugar and orange juice
Served smaller portions

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One comment on Carrot cake

  1. Leonie Lammeree March 19, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

    A very nice moist cake.
    I found it very sweet, I think I would reduce the brown sugar next time

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