Carrots supply your body with a number of nutritional benefits. A single piece of carrot gives your body the necessary supply of Vitamin A for the whole day. There are many ways to eat carrots; for example, you can eat them raw, fresh out of the garden, use them as nibbles instead of a bag of chips, eat them in your sandwich, or make your delicious carrot cake recipe. Here is a healthy carrot cake recipe that you can make for your children which they will love!
What you will need:
3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
3/4 cup of cake flour
1/2 cup of brown sugar or normal sugar
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons of molasses
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
2 regular sized eggs
Juice of one orange and the zest
1 1/2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest
1/2 cup of raisins
5 dried and chopped figs (good for digestion)
2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
2 cups of packed carrot grated (use fresh carrots)
1/4 cup of chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Note: Use fresh ingredients when making carrot cake to the natural taste.
Preheat a conventional oven to 170°C.
In the meantime, whisk the eggs and sugar together. If you have some time on hand then you can separate the whites and yolks and beat them separately for more fluffiness.
Add the vegetable oil to the mix and fold well.
Add the molasses to the mix and blend well. Make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture at any time.
Add the grated carrots and fold well.
Add the grated orange zest, lemon zest and the orange juice to the batter and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda, and set aside.
Add the flour mixture to the prepared batter, spoon by spoon, and mix well between each spoonful.
Add the raisins, figs, poppy seeds and pecans to the mix and fold well so that they are distributed evenly.
Grease a 9-inch baking pan and dust a little flour on the inside.
Pour the batter in the baking pan.
Put the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 1 to 1½ hours.
Check by inserting a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, then the cake is ready.
Cool the cake for 30 minutes before taking it out of the pan.
Cut the cake in fingers and decorate with jam and gems to serve to children.
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