Goji Berry Carrot Cake Recipe For A Guilt-Free Treat
Eating healthy should never mean giving up cakes. This classic carrot cake gets an added health boost — with goji berry! The second-best part of this Goji Berry Carrot Cake is how healthy it is — goji berries lend this dessert the vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant content you look for in a healthy dessert, while also adding a decadent texture with carrot and a vegan cream cheese frosting! The best part? It’s fuss-free and easy to make! Cakes taste even better when they’re guilt-free, and this Goji Berry Carrot Cake is just as healthy as it is satisfying! With this recipe, we'd say — maybe diets aren’t so hard, after all… Who knew healthy desserts could get any better? If you're a fan of superfoods, check out this article on 8 superfoods that you should be eating to integrate into your favourite desserts and making them to make them diet-friendly! Now let's head into this recipe!

Ingredients

For the Carrot Cake
  250 g granulated sugar
  100 g vegetable oil
  3 large eggs
  400 g all-purpose flour
  2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  1 tbsp baking soda
  2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  ½ tsp kosher salt
  4 fresh carrots (skin peeled) medium sized
  200 g chopped walnuts
  100 g goji berries chopped (using Food processor)
For the Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
  250 g vegan cream cheese
  100 g vegan butter softened
  200 g powdered sugar
  2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 200°C.

2

Using the Kenwood Multipro Compact, process carrots, walnuts, and goji berries until they are reduced to fine crumbs.

3

In a large bowl, beat sugar, oil, and eggs with the Kenwood Handmix Lite for about 30 seconds until blended.

4

Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla and salt, and beat for about 1 minute until well-combined.

5

Fold in carrots, nuts, and raisins.

6

Pour the batter into a well-greased and floured 8-inch round baking pan.

7

Bake at 180°C for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few crumbs.

8

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Let cool completely.

9

For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar gradually, then vanilla and lemon juice, and beat for about 1 minute.

10

Using a spatula, spread the frosting onto cooled cake.