Better-for-you Carrot Cake

By Katrina Woodman

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Labne (strained yoghurt) is used to make frosting of this cake. Start this recipe the day before.

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  1. 260g (1 cup) low-fat Greek yoghurt
  2. 65g (1/3 cup) raisins
  3. 2 tablespoons orange juice
  4. 175g white spelt flour
  5. 80g (1/2 cup) quinoa flour
  6. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  9. 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  10. 180g (1 1/2 cups) coarsely grated carrot
  11. 125ml (1/2 cup) rice malt syrup
  12. 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  13. 60ml (1/4 cup) coconut oil, melted
  14. 60ml (1/4 cup) buttermilk
  15. 1/4-1/2 teaspoon orange rind, finely grated, plus extra zest, to serve
  16. 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup, extra
  17. Pepitas, to serve

The instruction how to make Better-for-you Carrot Cake

  1. For the frosting, place a fine sieve over a bowl. Line sieve with 2 layers of muslin. Place yoghurt in centre. Enclose. Twist to secure. Place in fridge for 8 hours or overnight to drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Grease base and side of a 20cm (base measurement) springform cake pan and line with baking paper. Combine raisins and juice in a bowl. Set aside to develop the flavours.
  3. Sift flours, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg and bicarb into a bowl. Make a well in centre. Combine carrot, rice malt syrup, eggs, oil, buttermilk and raisin mixture. Pour into well. Stir to combine. Spoon into pan. Smooth surface. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Transfer yoghurt to a bowl. Stir in orange rind and extra rice malt syrup. Spread over cake. Sprinkle with pepitas and orange zest.

Nutritions of Better-for-you Carrot Cake

fatContent: 256.925 calories
saturatedFatContent: 7.9 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 5.5 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 41.5 grams carbohydrates
fibreContent: 16.7 grams sugar
cholesterolContent: 6.3 grams protein
sodiumContent: 35 milligrams cholesterol

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