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Reader Recipe: Carrot Cake INGREDIENTS: *400 g of carrots...

Posted Aug 07 2011 3:02pm


Reader Recipe: Carrot Cake

INGREDIENTS:

  • *400 g of carrots (finely grated)
  • *6 eggs (separate egg whites from yolks)
  • *200 g sugar
  • *1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • *250 g ground almonds
  • *80 g whole wheat flour
  • *1 teaspoon baking powder
  • *1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • *1 tablespoon rum
  • *zest of 1 lemon

DIRECTIONS:

1. Beat the egg-whites until stiff. Then mix in 75 grams of the sugar until the egg-whites are completely stiff and glossy.

2. In another bowl beat the egg yolks with the remaining 125 grams of sugar until creamy. Add the rum, the lemon zest, the cinnamon and 4 tablespoons of hot water and keep beating for about 2-3 minutes.

3. In yet another bowl mix the flour with the almonds and the baking powder.

4. Now gently fold the egg-whites into the yolk-mix, then fold in the carrots and then the flour-mix. Put everything in a big spring form and put it in the pre-heated oven on the hot fan setting at 160 °C (320 F) for about 50 minutes.

5. After letting it completely cool, turn out the cake and decorate with a bit of icing.

“At 12 pieces you end up having about 290 calories per piece. Acceptable (cake-wise) in my opinion. ;)” says Clara.

Need ideas for icing? Here’s a “fitness frosting” recipe for those of you that can’t expend the calories for icing:

  • *6 or 8 oz. container of vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
  • *½ cup of confectioner’s sugar
  • *1 tsp of vanilla extract, almond or rum extract for extra sweetness. 
  • *Allow to thicken in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes before spreading on cake or cupcakes. 
  • *Keep frosted cake out of sunlight or heat, as this frosting easily melts.

Thanks Clara Violetta from Germany! She’s a POP Pilates fan and active member of the community on facebook , always posting pics of her lovely meals for us to see. If you want some more scrumptious food and gardening photos, check out Clara’s blog at littlegreenturtle.wordpress.com . Everything’s in German, so just click translate to English (if you have chrome, a button will pop up). 

If one of you POPsters are interested in having me share one of your creations, just upload your photos to my facebook fan page with the recipe and nutritional info. 

Happy Sunday! What are you baking today?

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