Apple carrot cake


apple carrot cakeSometimes all you need is a simple and easy cake recipe for everyday. Breakfast or dessert, this is the wholesome cake to adapt. It has fruits (apple and carrots), nuts (walnut), eggs and milk.

apple carrot cake

It’s a complete meal or snack, made it healthier by replacing the butter with vegetable oil and using low fat milk.

So much flavors in a simple cake to enjoy and indulge.

apple carrot cakeYou will need: (9″ baking dish)

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • zest of one lemon (approx 1 tbsp)
  • zest of one orange (approx 1 1/2 tbsp)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1 medium apple grated
  • 1/2 cup milk (low fat)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chip
  • a handful walnut

apple carrot cake

 

Preheat oven on 180°C. Butter a 9″ dish and dust with flour then put it aside.

Start by mixing eggs, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until light in color and fluffy. Mix in the lemon and orange zest and the oil and keep mixing for another 5 minutes on low speed.

Fold in the flour, baking powder, grated carrot, grated apple and milk. Mix gently until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Pour in the baking dish and bake for an hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

If you wish to wrap the cake with chocolate, sprinkle 1 cup dark chocolate chip on top when the cake is done and still hot then garnish with a handful walnut. If you don’t want to add chocolate, chop the walnuts and add them to the batter before baking.

apple carrot cakeIt’s so fluffy and rich, beware that one piece could drag another. In other words it’s addictive.

This cake is so versatile, you can add cinnamon if you’re fond of, and if you wish to enjoy a deep flavor,  you can add a pinch of nutmeg and clove.

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