The carrot and dried fruit sponge cake is a delicious and healthy cake made without gluten or sugar. The carrot is grated to make its texture softer, mixed with hazelnuts and ground almonds. These nuts carry nutrients, flavor and texture, and this cake is an important source of energy, ideal for breakfast, snack or dessert. Once made and set at room temperature, it can be refrigerated in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
The carrot is a vegetable that has numerous therapeutic properties. Its consumption is recommended to maintain eye health. Its high fluorine content helps preserve tooth enamel which is necessary to prevent the appearance of caries. It provides us with provitamin A (beta-carotene), an element that promotes the health of hair and nails.
- 2 medium carrots, finely grated
- 3 units of egg
- 100 gr. ground hazelnut
- 80 gr. ground almonds
- ½ lemon (the juice)
- ½ tablespoon vanilla in essence
- A pinch of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of powdered ginger
- 50 gr. of sweetener
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- 3 egg whites
- A pinch of salt
How to prepare carrot and dried fruit cake:
- In a bowl, add the grated carrot and add the juice of half a lemon . Mix very well.
- In another bowl, add the three eggs, add the vanilla and the sweetener. Beat with the help of an electric or manual rod for two minutes.
- Add the almond, hazelnut, cinnamon, ginger, bicarbonate and salt to the bowl . Mix very until the ingredients are integrated.
- Add the carrot with lemon to the bowl and stir until well mixed.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- In a bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff . Then add them to the carrot dough and make wraparound movements to integrate the ingredients.
- In a rectangular mold of about twenty centimeters, add a thread of oil to grease. Pour the carrot mixture and smooth its surface with the help of a spatula . Sprinkle a little ground cinnamon on top.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes.
- Unmold the cake and place on a rack to cool completely.
Buy the freshest carrots you see on the market to make this carrot and dried fruit cake. The elaboration procedure is really simple. Do it now and keep it in the fridge in several portions. If you are on a weight loss diet, you can have one serving as a mid-morning snack.