Spiced HEBA Carrot Cake

A perfect treat for a banting or low carb lifestyle,  or just want a healthier, sugar-free cake. This Spiced Carrot Cake recipe is thanks to Banting BLVD; using their HEBA mix and xylitol as a sugar-substitute, topped with a zesty creamy cheese frosting.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Vegetarian
  • Baking
  • Health

Cuisine

  • Banting
  • Baking

Cooking Methods

  • Baking

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 packet HEBA 200g
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 Tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cardamom (optional)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp xylitol
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups of full cream milk
  • 2 Tsps vanilla essence
  • 2 Tbsps coconut oil
  • 1 cup finely-grated carrots

Cream Cheese Icing (*Frosting)

  • 1/4 cup xylitol
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp cream
  • 250 ml cream cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and prepare a loaf tin
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Pulse the walnuts in the blender for roughly-chopped pieces. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool down and start with the topping.
  4. Cream Cheese Frosting

    1. Blend everything together until smooth. Spread gently onto spiced carrot cake.

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