Servings: 14 · Prep Time: 15 mins · Cooking Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Snacks | Desserts
One of the best carrot cakes you will find. This is moist, delicious and full of nutritional goodness. Protein, healthy fats and low in carbs, this really is one special cake that you are going to be making on a regular basis.
- brown linseed (200g, ground)
- coconut flour (50g)
- baking powder (2tsp)
- coconut sugar or sweetener (40g)
- nutmeg (1/2 tsp)
- cinnamon (2 tsp, ground)
- sea salt (pinch)
- light olive oil (110ml)
- carrots (250g, grated)
- water (100ml)
- eggs (3 large)
- walnuts (chopped, handful)
- powdered sweetener (1 tsp)
- full fat cream cheese (250g)
Preheat oven to 180C.
In to a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients, ground linseed, coconut flour, baking powder, sugar, nutmeg, ground cinnamon, walnuts and sea salt. Mix well.
Add in the grated carrot and combine.
In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients, eggs, water and oil.
Pour half the wet ingredients in to the dry. Mix.
Now add the other half. You should have a thick but pourable batter.
If it seems too dry add another 50g water but you will need to make that judgement .
Spoon in to a greased cake tin.
Bake at 180C for approximately 40 minutes until knife comes out clean.
Allow to cool in the tin or on a wire wrack. Slick in half.
Combine full fat cream cheese and icing sugar / powdered sweetener. Have a taste and see if is ok for you.
Spoon in to the middle of the cake and then spread out. Sandwich the pieces together.
Add remainder to the top, however you like.
Add decoration of chopped nuts etc.
Keep in a sealed container in the fridge and consume within 5 days.
Where to buy ground seeds?
Best to buy online, just type in "ground flax" or "ground linseed" or most supermarkets sell pre ground packs which.
If you have a blender with a milling blade or a coffee grinder, you can make your own nut or seed flour.
Sugar or sweetener? Up to you. Some prefer to use sugar and count the carbs... which don't add up to a lot as this cake serves 14 slices and uses only 40g sugar. However if you would rather use sweetener please do so. Please just be mindful that less is more!