Low Fat Yummy Carrot Cake

    9 hours 15 minutes

    No butter or oil in this wholemeal carrot cake that gets its extra moisture from soaking the sultanas and carrot overnight in tea.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 300ml strong cold tea
    • 200g sultanas
    • 2 medium sized carrots, grated
    • 200g wholemeal self-raising flour
    • 1 Weetbix biscuit
    • 100g demerara sugar or brown sugar
    • about 2 teaspoons of mixed spice or as desired
    • 1/4 cup (30g) walnut pieces/pecan pieces
    • 2 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • For the icing
    • 200g light cream cheesea cheese
    • 1-1/2 cups icing sugar (more if needed)
    • 1/2 lime

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:8hours soaking  ›  Ready in:9hours15min 

    1. Soak the sultanas and grated carrot in the tea overnight or for 8 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C. Grease and line a square cake tin. Crush Weetbix and add to flour; add sugar and mixed spice to sultana-carrot-tea mix.
    3. Mix together, then mix in the nuts and coconut. Add the beaten eggs. Stir well until completely mixed.
    4. Put into preheated oven for approx 1hr or until a skewer comes out clean and the cake is golden colour.
    5. To make the icing, mix the icing sugar into the cream cheese and beat well, add the finely grated rind and juice of half a lime. Taste and add a little more lime and/or icing sugar as you need.
    6. Serve and enjoy!

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    I have made that many carrot cakes i have lost count but was looking for something fat free, this recipe is an absolute disaster, the method isn't fully explained and there is no oven temperature, the cake came out of the oven way to heavy to rise becauase there are too may ingredients weighing it down. Nuts, cherries, weetabix,seeds, coconut ???????????? none of them are necessary apart fom maybe a few chopped walnuts, mine went straight in the bin o  -  21 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


     -  25 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I made this twice. Love it as a low fat alternative although I didn't ice mine to stay healthy. Made sure I left it on a lower heat 150 for 1.5 hours so it wasn't soggy in the middle. Will be making it again & varying ingredients according to what I have in the cupboard. Great tea time treat.  -  26 May 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)