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Carrot Cakes - A Healthy Dessert

Carrot Cakes - A Healthy Dessert

Carrot, the colorful vegetable is one of the most favourite picks for children. Kids love carrot in different forms - grated, cooked and raw. Here is a cake recipe for your child, a recipe that is healthy, attractive and perfect for your child to eat with gusto!

Serves: 8 to 10

Ingredients:

• 1.5 cups of grated carrots
• 2 whole eggs or 500g milk maid
• 85gm of wheat flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/4th spoon sodium-bi-carbonate
• 3/4th cup powdered sugar
• ½ cup oil
• ½ tsp finely powdered cinnamon

Method:

• Sieve flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and soda. Keep it aside.
• Beat eggs and powdered sugar till frothy. Add oil gradually, beating them all the time.
• Add grated carrots to the flour, Mix lightly, do not over do.
• Add carrot flour to egg mixture and mix gently.
• Pour it to a greased pan.
• Microwave it for 4-5 minutes and check with tooth pick after 4th minute.
• If the cake it sticking the tooth pick then keep it for another one minute more.
• Let the cake cool for 10 minutes. You can add the icing if necessary.

To make this recipe low calorie and low fat, here are some tips:

1. Add only egg whites.
2. Substitute normal oil with olive oil.
3. Add brown sugar instead of white sugar.

This can be served as an evening snack or a mid morning snack time meal. The recipe is simple, healthy and perfect to add variety to your kid's snack!