This week I bought 3 cookbooks to get inspired, all 3 quite healthy cookbooks. And as I was looking at a carrot cake recipe I remember how much I used to love carrot cake when I was back home, in Portugal. But mind you that is not the cake that you get over here, the one that you can see all the carrot bits and has the white frosting, which I hate, It’s the smooth bright orange one! As always I didn’t follow any specific recipe, I look at 4 or 5 recipes of the same thing and combine according to my taste, and this was the result :
The ingredients :
2 cups of flour (used organic self rising white)
3/4 cup plain organic yoghurt
1/3 rapeseed oil
5 medium carrots
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of sugar (used yellow unrefined)
Honey to taste, maybe 1/2 cup
Pinch of salt
For the icing:
half a packet of Black&Green 70% chocolate
4 Table spoons of cocoa powder
1/3 cup of skimmed organic milk
1 teaspoon of butter
Peel carrots and boil until soft. Put in a blender with oil,yoghurt and blend until smooth. Add eggs and blend a bit more.
In a bowl mix flour, salt, baking powder, add the wet mixture and combine.
Coat the baking tray with some kind of oil/butter and flour and pour the raw cake in.
Bake at 180 degrees for about 40m.
In bain-marie combine the icing ingredients and let them melt gently for about 10m until shiny and thick.
Take the cake out of the baking tray and spread the chocolate icing…
Enjoy! I can tell you it taste absolutely amazing, and I think it’s not so bad for you! In fact it was my dinner with a nice cup of white tea. I did a body conditioning class just before, so I deserve it 😀
Take care xx