Healthy Carrot Cake with Goji Berries and Mascarpone

Recipe

Prep time:

Cooking time:

Cooling time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Summary: This healthy cake is the perfect guilt free treat - all the flavour and spice but with less sugar.


Ingredients:

For the Cake

  • 50g Dark brown sugar
  • 25ml of vermont maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 medium carrots grated
  • 120 ml vegetable oil
  • 75g buckwheat flour
  • 75g of white spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
  • 50g goji berries

For the Frosting

  • 250g of mascarpone
  • 1tbs of icing sugar
  • choppec walnuts and goji berries to finish (optional)

Method:

To make the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees
  2. Grease and line an 8" square cake tin.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the oil, sugar, maple syrup and eggs together for a couple of minutes. Finally add the grated carrot and stir through.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients - flours, spices, baking powder and bicarb of soda and add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in thirds, mixing briefly after each addition.
  5. Finally add the goji berries and stir through before pouring the mixture into the prepared cake tin and baking for 30 minutes or until risen and domed in the centre.
  6. Allow to cool totally before icing

To make the frosting

  1. To make the icing, beat the mascarpone with the icing sugar which will cause it to go a bit runnier.
  2. Spread a thick layer on to the top of cake and run a fork over the top of the icing to leave a ridged effect.
  3. Top with the goji berries and chopped nuts. ENJOY!