Whole wheat carrot cake for healthy snacking

Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Serves

4

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A fun, delicious cake is something every kid looks forward to. Whip up a healthy alternative to a maida or all-purpose flour cake. The whole wheat carrot cake is the right choice for your kids as it is a sugary treat, but it's much healthier. This moist cake is a keeper and the kids will rave about it.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1 1/2 cups grated carrot

3/4 cup brown sugar or powdered jaggery

3/4 cup flavourless oil

3 eggs

2 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preparation

Sieve the dry ingredients- whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder

If you get lumps, use a spoon and make sure that it's all sieved in

The whole wheat mixture is ready.

In a cake mixer, add flavourless oil, eggs, brown sugar, honey and pure vanilla extract.

Mix it well

Once the ingredients are mixed, spoon in the whole wheat mixture

Add grated carrots

Blend it well

Once it's properly blended, put the mix in a tray or a cake tin greased with butter and dusted with flour

Pour the batter on the centre of the tray

Give a gentle tap to let the air bubbles out

Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 175 °C for 20-25 minutes

Check the cake for doneness using a tooth pick

The cake is ready

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