November 3, 2008

Healthy Carrot Cake

Recently chanced upon this carrot cake recipe which uses olive oil instead of butter, which is a healthy alternative for cakes. Since then, I have tried this a couple of times and I really like this!

185 ml extra light olive oil
180g sugar
3 eggs
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
250g grated carrots
50g chopped almonds (or walnuts)
50g chopped sultanas or raisins
50g chopped cranberries or craisins

250g cream cheese
2.5 tbsp icing sugar

1) Beat sugar and olive oil in a mixing bowl until well-mixed and sugar seemed to dissolved.
2) Add one egg at a time, beating well with each addition.
3) Gradually add sifted flour, baking powder and bicarb soda and beat well.
4) Fold in carrots, sultanas (or raisins), almonds and craisins.
5) Pour batter into a 22cm tin and bake for about 50 mins at 180 degrees.
6) Cheese frosting: Beat cheese until smooth, about 4-5 mins with an electric beater. Add icing sugar and beat well. Spread this mixture over baked cake.


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