Every February 3, National Carrot Cake Day is commemorated in the United States, however, this cake or sponge cake was not born there, but in Europe during the Middle Ages, where vegetables such as carrots were used to replace honey or sugar, thus looking for a natural sweet flavor at a lower price.
RecetasGratis brings you this version that is delicious, simple and, best of all, healthy. With some ingredients replaced by lighter ones, such as butter, and others reduced in quantity, such as white flour or sugar, we achieve a moist sponge cake, suitable for diabetics and for those looking to lose weight or eat healthy. In this way, we will be able to prepare a carrot cake realfooder, that is, with healthier and more nutritious ingredients. Keep reading and discover how to make whole wheat carrot cake. Don’t miss out on this recipe!
Ingredients to make wholemeal Carrot cake:
How to make wholemeal Carrot cake:
To start preparing your whole wheat carrot cake, mix the sugar with the oil until a creamy mixture is obtained. Also preheat the oven to 180 ºC.
Trick: Muscovado sugar is unrefined sugar, so it is much healthier. However, you can make the whole wheat carrot cake without sugar using the sweetener that you like best. Another totally valid option is to use brown sugar, but it is less healthy than muscovado or panela.
Grate the carrot with a fine grater. Mix it with the previous preparation, the egg, the zest and the orange juice.
To continue preparing the whole wheat carrot cake, mix 1 tablespoon of the white flour 000 with the nuts and raisins from grape. On the other hand, mix the rest of the flours with the seasonings, the baking powder and the bicarbonate of soda.
Trick: If you prefer, you can make the carrot cake with oatmeal, which can also be whole.
Add the wet ingredients to the mixture of flours, baking powder and bicarbonate. Next, add the mixture of nuts, raisins, and 000 flour.
Pour the whole carrot cake preparation into a mold 18 cm long, 5 cm wide and 7 cm high. Bake it at 180 ºC for about 20 minutes, or until when you prick it with a knife or toothpick you do not see any rest of the dough in it.
In order to make the healthy frosting, mix the spreadable cheese with the sweetener and the vanilla essence.
When the cake is ready, let it cool on a wire rack. Once cold, spread the cheese frosting all over the surface. If you want, you can also fill the whole carrot cake by cutting it in half. As you can see, the result is an integral fit carrot cake, healthy and delicious, as well as fluffy!
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Other ideas for decorating the whole carrot cake and nutritional information
By reducing the amount of sugar, do not include honey among its ingredients or butter in the frosting, we save about 400-500 calories per serving. This equates to approximately 2 hours of walking at a moderate pace. That is, if you are looking to eat healthy, lose weight or have diabetes, this cake could be one of your options for breakfast or a snack, along with an infusion with milk.
Now that you know how healthy and nutritious this whole wheat carrot and walnut cake is, you can try making it with different decorations. So, instead of preparing a cheese frosting you can make dark chocolate ganache, which is healthier than milk chocolate, you can top it with unsweetened peanut butter or leave it with nothing.
Do you still think eating healthy is boring? Go ahead and try this whole wheat carrot cake and then tell us how much you liked it.