When searching for a healthy indulgence, nothing beats our moist carrot cake. The bio-availability of beta-carotene increases as a carrot is processed and cooked.
Grating the carrot first, and cooking with oil, boosts total beta-carotene bioavailability by up to 39% (because carotenoids are soluble in fat).
Combine this with the lutein and zeaxanthin in the eggs and Omega 3s in the walnuts, and all of your residents will be reaching for a second slice!
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Method – Cake
Set oven to 190°C.
Combine together oil, eggs and brown sugar.
Add flour, grated carrot, cinnamon, vanilla essence and walnuts. Mix well.
Pour into cake pan and bake for 50 minutes.
Cool then ice.
Method – Cream Cheese Icing
Beat cheese, gradually add icing sugar.
Add orange juice, beat well.
Spread or pipe as required.