Thursday, 15 March 2012

Delicious and Healthy Carrots in a Mouth-watering Dessert

Yummy desserts mark the perfect end to a tasty meal. However, it is not always necessary for the dessert to be sweet and fattening. The combination of healthy and yummy is easily possible. Carrot cake recipe are a great healthy option that you can prepare at home and serve with delicious frosting. Here is a delicious and healthy carrot cake recipe for you.

Items needed:

- 3 eggs at room temperature
- 175 grams of unrefined sugar
- 175 grams of olive oil
- 100 grams of dried figs (chopped)
- Grated orange zest of one orange
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 175 grams of wholemeal flour
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 grated carrots


To prepare:

- Grease and flour a 9-inch cake pan and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Beat the eggs, sugar and olive oil in a bowl to get a smooth emulsion.
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and orange zest.
- Add this mix to the egg mix slowly and blend well after each addition.
- Add the dried figs and mix.
- Now add the grated carrots to the mix and fold gently.
- Pour the prepared batter in the greased cake pan.
- Bake on 180C for about 35-40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool before cutting in slices to serve.

Note: This recipe uses olive oil to keep it dairy free, but you can use butter in place of oil.

Frosting Recipes

Butter Cream Frosting

Items needed:

- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons of cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 3-4 drops of pink food coloring

To prepare:

- Blend the butter and powdered sugar in a bowl.
- Add the cream and mix to get a smooth frosting.
- Add the vanilla and pink food coloring and mix.
- Spread a thick layer of frosting on the cake and cool before serving.

Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Items needed:

- 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
- 1 cup of cream cheese
- 1 cup of confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2/3 cups of toasted coconut shavings (you can prepare these at home by roasting grated coconut at 110C for about 15-20 minutes)

To prepare:

- Beat the butter, cream cheese and confectioner's sugar to get a fluffy smooth mix.
- Add the vanilla extract and toasted coconut.
- Spread the frosting on top of the cake and decorate with toasted macadamia nuts and crystalized ginger before serving.

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