The Ultimate Makeover: Carrot Cake


Angela Nilsen rethinks traditional ingredients and baking techniques to create a healthier version of a classic

What you will need

1 medium orange Orange or-ange One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

140g raisin

125ml rapeseed oil

115g plain wholemeal flour

1 tsp baking powder, plus a pinch Baking powder bay-king pow-dah Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Bicarbonate of soda Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

1 rounded tsp ground cinnamon

140g dark muscovado sugar

280g finely grated carrot (about 375-400g carrots before peeling) Carrot ka-rot The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

2 eggs Egg egg The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

115g self-raising flour

100g light soft cheese, straight from the fridge

100g Quark Quark kwark This is a soft, smooth curd cheese with a refreshingly light acidity. It ranges from low-fat…

3 tbsp sifted icing sugar

½ tsp finely grated orange zest

1 ½ tsp lemon juice


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