Sugar free Carrot and Apple Cake

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!

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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.

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Diabetic Carrot & Apple Cake

2 cups of self raising flour
125g butter/margarine
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

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5 thoughts on “Sugar free Carrot and Apple Cake

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  2. My husband is diabetic and was told by a specialist in diabetes that dried fruit is a not to be eaten due to the high sugar content in it. Also there is sugar in the orange juice.

    • This is what I understand about digestion and sugars. Sugar is a carbohydrate, like bread. All your food is broken down by digestion and nutrients absorbed into the bloodstream for use around the body. This includes being converted into glucose to use as energy.. If not needed this is stored as fat. I think the question is how quickly the sugars are released into the bloodstream, say slowly released from wholemeal pasta or quickly from white sugar. A lot of vegetables are high in sugar, like carrots, parsnips and sweetcorn. But you wouldnt give up eating vegetables because they are packed with other nutrients and fibre. Eating and digesting dried fruit along with other foods would slow the rate of release into the blood. Not many doctors are dieticians.

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