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Tullywood Farm

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Moist Carrot Cake/Muffin Recipe (Low Calorie)
« on: July 30, 2009, 12:26:50 am »
Moist and Delicious
Contain less Oil and Sugar than most other recipes – so you can have a second slice :yum: ;D


90ml Milk or Water*
340g Grated Carrots
30ml Honey
280g Plain Flour
110-140g Sugar
60-80g Raisins (optional)
85g Vegetable Oil or 85g of Butter*
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2Tsp Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Salt
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Large Free Range Egg   

For Traditional Carrot Cake Icing:
60g Cream Cheese ( I use Philadelphia Light )
110g Icing Sugar mixed with ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract


1.   Prepare 8” Tin, Loaf Tin or 24 Muffin Trays, whichever you prefer. Pre-heat oven to 200 c.               
2.   In a large bowl sift : Flour, Baking Powder, Bicarbonate of Soda, Salt and Cinnamon and mix with a fork.
3.   In another bowl beat egg, add milk, honey, sugar, carrot and vanilla plus your oil or melted butter and mix.
4.   Pour the egg mix into the dry ingredients and combine, but do not over stir.
5.   Spoon your mixture into your cake or muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes if muffins and 20-25 minutes for cake.  Once cooked the top should spring back when pressed gently.

6.    When the muffins are cold, stir icing ingredients together until blended.  Add ½ Teaspoon of milk if  needed to make mixture smooth.  Spread over the top of your cake(s) and add a dried Walnut or Raisin to the top.

Enjoy them! – Will keep for three days. 

You Can Freeze un-iced buns then defrost and Ice when ready to eat them.

TIP:   *   “or” =   To keep calories down, if I use oil, I use Milk.  If I use Butter, I use Water.
You can use Lemon Juice instead of Vanilla Essence or Milk to mix the cream cheese icing if desired.

Its so good you might have to make two batches - they go pretty fast in our house ::)
Julie ;D


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Moist Carrot Cake/Muffin Recipe (Low Calorie)
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 05:48:26 am »
Sounds delicious Julie....I'm definitely going to try that this weekend  :)
Pedigree GOS Pigs and Butchery for Smallholders.


  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire
Re: Moist Carrot Cake/Muffin Recipe (Low Calorie)
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 05:17:52 pm »
I wish id of seen this earlyer! Iv just made a batch of "not low fat" muffins! Altho i exchanged the carrot for pumpkin as ive just carved it for halloween (premature i no ;) ) They are tasty tho even with the guit,  :P
Will be sure to try this one next!!


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Moist Carrot Cake/Muffin Recipe (Low Calorie)
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 05:33:31 pm »
I made them and they were delicious!!

Although they didn't keep for the 3 days Julie!  They were eaten way before then lol   :)
Pedigree GOS Pigs and Butchery for Smallholders.


  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Moist Carrot Cake/Muffin Recipe (Low Calorie)
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 09:07:07 pm »
Yes thats the only problem with the recipe - glad you enjoed them

if they last three hours in our house they have done well ;D ;D ;D

Trying to make some in secret to sell in the farm shop on Sunday - looking for
hiding places, but they always find them - they follow the wonderful smell ;D
Living the Good Life and spreading the word


  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Moist Carrot Cake/Muffin Recipe (Low Calorie)
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 04:37:51 pm »
I love carrot juice! I think Julie's moist carrot cake would be very great! I would try to bake one this weekend!

« Last Edit: October 16, 2010, 12:43:13 pm by gayoc »


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