Macro Friendly Moist Carrot Cake

After a week of indulging on the most delicious carrot cake (very much sugar and gluten filled), I knew I had to have another go at making a more balanced, macro friendly one. And I think I’ve done it. I know there are a lot of paleo carrot cake recipes out there but they’re also about 859 cals a slice thanks to each one containing about 4 cups of almond flour, 2 cups of nut butter and probably like 3g of protein. Not ideal.

Some recipes notes: Can be made in a higher fat lower carb version by using the following substituions:
– Substitute 2 whole eggs for the 4 egg whites.
– Substitute the 100g oats for 20g coconut flour and 40g almond flour.
– Substitute the banana for steamed pumpkin.

So here she is, possibly one of the most successful recipes I’ve made up in a while, my Macro Friendly Moist Carrot Cake.

Macro Friendly Moist Carrot Cake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Spicy and moist carrot cake.

  • High protein – Grain free – No added sugar

Ingredients

    WET
  • 100g banana
  • 30g nut butter
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 160g finely grated carrot
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • flavourings: zest of one lemon, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sweetener of choice (adjust to taste, but make sure mixture is a bit sweeter than you would like final product as baking dulls the flavours)
  • DRY

  • 20g ground sunflower seeds (can sub almond flour)
  • 20g desiccated coconut
  • 100g oats (blended into flour)
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 60g whey protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthum gum (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Chopped cranberries
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Raisins
  • White chocolate chips

Directions

Blend eggs, banana, peanut butter and lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the blended wet ingredients into the dry and mix. Add flavourings. Stir in carrot. Mix mix mix. Bake in greased tin for +-40 mins, but check that a knife comes out clean before you remove it! Ice with a lemon cream cheese frosting or a protein frosting. I made a frosting from casein protein powder, lemon juice and cream cheese

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