HIM & I recently had our pre-natal couple friends over for an afternoon of catch-up and baby related conversation… 7 couples (15 heartbeats… :)) and as a mix of meat-eaters and vegetarians… I tried to keep things simple: some mixed mini sandwiches with cucumber or ham & cheese as well as some filled with egg mayo & cress – plus my “never flop” chocolate brownies. I will still in search of a sugar free recipe as one of the lovely ladies has gestational diabetes.
I found this recipe on All Recipes Australia NZ and can honestly say that it was easy to make and very delicious! With the grated apple as well as a little bit of orange juice and raisins adding a “natural sugar” as opposed to refined sugar being required in the recipe. It was, as far as I was concerned, sweet enough!
Would I make it again? Definitely if I needed to provide a baked treat for anyone with Diabetes… but for all other carrot cake requirements – this is still my go to recipe.
Diabetic Carrot & Apple Cake
2 cups of self raising flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup of chopped nuts
2/3 cup raisins
2 cups grated apple
1 cup grated carrot
zest from 1 orange
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons of orange juice
- Place flour in a bowl
- Cut in & rub in butter along with cinnamon
- Stir in nuts, raisins, apple & carrot
- Add orange zest, eggs & juice
- Mix until combined
- Spoon into greased baking tin (I used a loaf tin)
- Bake for 1hr at 180C (or until cake is done)
- Allow to cool slightly in the tin and then turn out to cool fully on a wire rack