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Gluten Free Carrot Cake (Book 5)
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SERVES: 12
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3 egg whites
⅓ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon bicarb soda
½ cup apple sauce (in jar)
1 cup carrot grated
¼ cup walnuts chopped
¼ cup currants
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon dried ginger
1 teaspoon fresh orange peel
½ cup fresh orange juice
½ cup wheat-free cornflour
½ cup soy compound blend
1 cup gluten-free self-raising flour
cooking spray

 


ICING
½ cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons Light Philadelphia® cream cheese


Preheat oven 180ºC fan forced.

Beat egg whites and sugar together in a medium size mixing bowl for 1 minute using an electric beater. Stir bicarb soda into apple sauce (it will froth), then add to bowl. Fold in carrots, walnuts, currants, spices, peel and juice and combine well.  Sift all three flours into mixture in one go then gently fold ingredients together, DO NOT BEAT as this will make the cake tough. Once flour is combined (mixture can look a little lumpy) pour into a 19cm round cake tin that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake 30-35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed in centre. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.

To make icing: Mix icing sugar together with cream cheese, spread over top of cooled cake.

Variations: Icing - replace cream cheese with 1 teaspoon flora light® margarine and enough juice from a lemon to make spreadable or for a lower fat and carb count omit icing altogether.

 


SUITABLE TO BE FROZEN.

Nutritional Information:

PER SERVE   CR/CHEESE ICING        LEMON ICING       WITHOUT ICING     
FAT       TOTAL        3.3g 3.0g 2.8g
              SATURATED     0.3g 0.3g 0.3g
 FIBRE 2.6g 2.6g 2.6g
 PROTEIN 8.1g 7.9g 7.9g
 CARBS 32.3g 32.2g 26.5g
 SUGAR 17.4g 17.3g 11.6g 
 SODIUM 80mg 73mg 70mg
 KILOJOULES  794 (cals 189) 778 (cals 185) 678 (cals 161)
 GI RATING MEDIUM MEDIUM MEDIUM

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Hi Annette.
What a fantastic book 6. I received my signed copy in the mail yesterday and have read it from cover to cover already. I intend to use some of the recipes this week and look forward to using your healthy tips for weight reducing and follow your healthy eating plan for the 28 days and see how I go increasing my fitness and trimming a few cms as well as kilos. I love opening your newsletter too as there is always something inspiring to look at and read.
Keep up the good work.
Many thanks
Rosie
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