Time to make: 1 hr 20 mins
( Hands-on time: 20 mins )
Total cost: $ 12.80 / $ 0.80 per serve
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
- oil spray, to grease
- 1 cup raisins or sultanas
- 1 medium-sized orange,
- zest and juice
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1 small or 1/2 medium-sized ripe banana, mashed
- 150g reduced-fat cream cheese
- 150g reduced-fat sour cream
- 4 tablespoons icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 2g
Dietary fibre 2g
1 Preheat oven to 160ºC. Spray a 24cm square cake tin with oil spray. In a bowl place raisins and add orange zest and juice. Set aside while preparing cake mixture.
2 Place flours in a bowl with baking soda, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon baking powder. And mixed spice.
3 Whisk egg yolks until pale and creamy. Whisk in sugar and then oil, half at a time. Fold in dry ingredients half at a time. The mixture will be quite dry.
4 Fold in carrots, raisins and juice and bananas half at a time. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form.
5 Carefully fold into carrot mix with the remaining baking powder. Spoon into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until firm to touch.
6 To make icing, mix cheeses, icing sugar and orange juice together until smooth. Spread over cooled sponge. Cut in squares.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free baking mix in place of flours. Check baking soda, baking powder, icing sugar, ground spices and sour cream are gluten free.
Makeover! You save…
3520kJ (842cal)54g total fat25g sat fat83g sugar170mg sodium
What we did
Reduced the amount of oil
Replaced half the flour with wholemeal for extra fibre
Reduced the number of eggs, using banana to add bulk
Made a creamy icing using less than half the quantity by using reduced-fat cheeses, sweetened with a little icing sugar and orange juice
Served smaller portions
Hanu de Jong
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