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Carrot cake

You can have your (carrot) cake and eat it too, with this delicious dessert. It's packed full of fiber and has a subtle cinnamon spice.

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Carrot cake
  • Serves: 7
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 40-45 mintues
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Syns per serving: 3

ingredients

  • ¾ cup (3½oz) all purpose flour
  • 1 level tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ⅔ cup skim milk
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 6½–8 tbsp sugar substitute (to taste)
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest

topping

  • ¾ cup/6oz strained fat-free cottage cheese
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Sugar substitute, to taste

method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line a medium nonstick loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. Place the flour and baking soda in a bowl and add the eggs, milk, spices, carrots, sugar substitute, and orange zest. Mix well, then spoon into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the oven for 40–45 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, make the topping. Place the cheese in a bowl and whisk in the vanilla extract and sugar substitute to taste to taste. Chill until needed.
  5. Once the cake has cooled, spread the cheese mixture over the top and serve cut into slices.

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