Apple Carrot Cakes

Apple Carrot Cakes

cut into squares and serve!

cut into squares and serve!

These have been the latest lunch box yummy in our household! So light and fluffy and lower in sugar and fat and best of all, it freezes well! It is dairy free too, but for something special top with cream cheese frosting!

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil (olive, rice bran or coconut oil)
1 large carrot (skin on, grated finely)
1 medium apple (any type, skin on or off, grated coarsely)
1 cup self raising flour (try half wholemeal)
1 teaspoon mixed spice or cinnamon or whatever you prefer (optional)
1/2 cup of sultanas (optional)

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 C

2. Whisk eggs, sugar and oil until mixed well.

Mix eggs, sugar and oil

Mix eggs, sugar and oil

3. Use a spoon to gently mix in the grated carrot and apple.

add in grated carrot and apple

add in grated carrot and apple

4. Lightly fold in flour and spice. If you like sultanas, add them in now too.

gently add in flour and any spices you like

gently add in flour and any spices you like

5. Place mixture into a paper lined tin. I use a rectangular slice pan, 28cm x 18cm. You could also use a square pan. Bake for 25 to 30 mins or until cake begins to brown and is cooked in the middle.

pour into a pan and spread it flat

pour into a pan and spread it flat

6. Allow to stand in the pan for at least 10mins then lift out and place on a wire rack to cool. (I leave the paper on)

7. You can serve this just as is or drizzled with lemon icing. (Great for the lunch box!) or you can spread with cream cheese frosting!

to finish: dust with icing sugar or spread with cream cheese frosting or lightly drizzle with lemon icing! Yum!

to finish: dust with icing sugar or spread with cream cheese frosting or lightly drizzle with lemon icing! Yum!

8. Cut into squares and serve now or freeze for lunchboxes or later!

Place into a ziplock bag and into the freezer for later or for lunchboxes!

Place into a ziplock bag and into the freezer for later or for lunchboxes!

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