Simply delicious carrot cake with “Between Healthy and Tasty”?!
Who likes light spring cake?
How about a light carrot cake?
Trivial? If I say it will be an orange carrot cake with walnuts?
Recommendable! The perfect cake with the afternoon tea or what I love – cold water with orange and fresh mint .
Carrot cake with orange perfectly fits with “Between Healthy and Tasty”! I love desserts. Cakes, cookies, chocolate, ice cream… Dessert in every form is perfect! However, I am looking for healthy solutions for me and my family. Dessert does not always mean a lot of sugar and fat. Healthy and tasty desserts is something for me 🙂 I can not say no!
List what we need:
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp cane sugar (you can substitute coconut palm sugar)
- 1/4 lb of melted butter
- 5 oz buttermilk or kafir
- squeezed juice of one orange, will be about 5 oz juice
- 1.5 to 2 cup grated carrots
- 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 50 lb whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 0.5 tsp nutmeg (you can skip if you do not like)
- 1 tsp of baking powder
How to do:
Let’s start everything from the preparation of products, so later will be easily to added.
Set the oven to 255 degrees.
- We will need two bowls. In one we sift flour by a sieve + baking powder + cinnamon +nutmeg if you like (I love that delicately spicy taste). After sifting gently with spoon.
- Then, very slowly melt the butter.
- In the meantime, we can squeeze the juice of one orange and grated rind of half orange and cut our walnuts and measure buttermilk or kefir.
- Carrot rubs on the coarse mesh grater 1.5 – 2 cup
- Prepare a loaf pan, put into the baking paper.
- All ready to mix, prepare the second bowl, mix the eggs with sugar and melted butter. Mix for 5 minutes.
- Slowly add buttermilk / kefir and the juice of one orange and the grated rind of half orange.
- Add grated carrot – mix and add the sifted flour with baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg – gently mix all pastry.
- Decant the pastry do a loaf pan with the baking paper.
Bake for 50 – 60 minutes to the so-called. dry stick.
When you grate the rind of orange, watch to don not go to white part because will give very bitter flavor.
On the top of the cake I sprinkle with grated almonds.
If you have some question, please feel free to contact me.