carrot & apple cake

recipe  10th November 2017 by

Guess blogger Mairi treats us to her vegan recipe for apple & carrot cake, made with our new apple & carrot defence snack.

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Who would like some carrot and apple cake? This one is made with the new Apple and Carrot Defence - I used some of it in the cake and some for decoration. I absolutely love the wee carrot chews! They are so cute and of course they taste great too!

Mairi, guest blogger
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ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 230 g wholewheat flour
  • 212 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g Muscovado sugar
  • 150 g grated apples
  • 120 ml rapeseed oil
  • 120 ml plant based milk
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 12 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash ground cloves
  • dash allspice
  • 2 punnet Apple and Carrot Defence
  • 125 g vegan cream cheese
  • 325 g icing sugar
  • 12 tbsp vanilla extract

instructions

Firstly mix together the flax seed and water in a medium sized bowl and let rest so that the mixture can thicken. This is the binding agent in the cake.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and spices in a large bowl.

Add the oil and milk to the flax seed mixture and mix well. Add this to the dry ingredients along with the grated carrot and apple and mix until everything is combined.

Finally add the contents of the Apple and Carrot Defence punnets and mix to combine. I reserved the Carrot Chews and Raspberry Chia bites for the decoration but if you are not icing the cake you may prefer to just add them to the mixture.

Bake at 180C in a lined 20cm cake tin for about 50 mins or until a skewer inserted in to the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Using a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla on slow until combined and then turn the speed up and beat for about 30 seconds until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
Spread onto the cooled cake with a spatula and decorate with he Carrot Chews and Raspberry Chia Bites.

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By Mairi, guest blogger.

Vegan recipe creator Mairi Rivers specialises in plant-based recipes for athletes, and takes the most beautiful photos! Follow her on instagram at @gingervegan

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