maandag 10 maart 2014

Whole wheat carrot cake - low sugar

My youngest daughter has a smelly but much loved rabbit who goes everywhere with us. Today she wanted to bake a carrot cake for her rabbit. We had much fun and it was an easy recipe for her, she especially loves recipes with 4 eggs as her speciality is breaking the eggs into the mixture.

I needed less sugar than the recipe used: okay, it uses apple sauce and honey but they are both essentially sugar! I added slghtly more oil as missing out on the sauce and honey means it would be less moist. You could also add carrots...

 Carrot Cake

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 tsp of ginger
1 cup of oil
3/4 cup of brown sugar
4 eggs
2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

You can make a simple powder sugar and water for some glaced icing or you could use cream cheese and powdered sugar for the traditional topping. Both are out of bounds for me just now so I had a squirt of cream instead! No sugar, but yes fatty.


Grease and line your baking tin(s)

1Combine the dry ingredients.
2Add oil  and eggs; mix well.
3Stir in the sugar and carrots (and walnuts, if adding)
4Bake in two greased and lined 9-inch cake tins for 35-40 minutes at 180 degrees (or a large square tin)
5Cool for several minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
6 EAT! (or add frosting/icing then eat)

Overall a nice easy cake, would benefit from some icing of frosting though in my opinion! The chocolate cookie loving boy did not like the cake, but he doesn't like cinnamon. The two "I love all cakes and biscuits"daughters loved it.  I did not tell the eldest that there were carrots in it and she hasn't noticed.....

dinsdag 4 maart 2014

Yummy whole wheat, low sugar cupcakes by ninerbakes

I had and still have massive cravings for Victoria Sandwich cake, which I cannot have under my current diet. I could have one small piece, but I can't stop at one small piece.So I had to find a recipe that fulfilled my need for cake which will not blow my sugar count.
These cupcakes/fairy cakes using whole wheat flour and hardly any sugar - and they are still yummy and they are HUGE!!!!!

  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Baking Time 14-18 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
Easier if you have an American cup measurement  cup:
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Frosting of your choice! Or make butterfly cakes by cutting the top of an squirting some cream on top or making your own whipped cream, slice the top of the cake in two and replace on the cream to form wings.
  • You can also cut cake in half, spread on some jam and some cream and replace the top of the cake and have mini Victoria Sandwich cakes! 
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