Sunday, June 2, 2013

Veggies For Dessert Series: Carrot Cake

If you have a tot that doesn't really like to eat veggies, I've come up with the veggies for dessert series. I'm going to find recipes for cakes and puddings that include veggies so you can get your tot to eat those veggies.
For the first post of the series I've chosen to make a simple, yet popular veggie cake; carrot cake! My little one usually hate carrots and I've struggled to get her to just eat one slice of carrot, until now that is. She loved her dessert and got her helping of carrots. It's a great way to get her to eat carrots.

200g carrots, peeled and grated
170g brown sugar
200g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
150ml sunflower oil
50g soft butter
75g icing sugar
200g cream cheese

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and prepare your baking tins.

Separate the eggs and whisk together the egg white and sugar until light and fluffy. In a desperate bowl mix together  the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda mix well then add the grated carrots and coat them in the mixture.

Then combine the flour-carrot mixture with the egg whites and mix well. Add the egg yolk and sun flower oil. Combine everything well to create a batter. Then divide the batter between the prepared baking tins. Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick stuck in the centre comes out clean. When the cake is ready allow to cool before frosting.

In the meantime you can prepare the frosting by mixing the butter and icing sugar until light and creamy. Then mix in the cream cheese until smooth. Spread the frosting over the cake, serve and end enjoy.

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