No-Bake Apple Carrot Cake

Nov 29, 2022 | Dessert, Featured Articles, Recipes

Ingredients

• 2 carrots, peeled and finely grated (about 200g)
• 2 apples, peeled, cored and finely grated
• 115g pecans, finely ground (use a food processor)
• 85g desiccated coconut 
• 2 tbsp lucuma or maca powder (readily available from leading supermarkets)
• 2 tbsp cacao powder
• ½ tsp ground cinnamon
• Pinch of salt
• 150g raisins
• 60g dried apple, soaked for 15 minutes
• 60g pitted dates, soaked for 15 minutes
• 1 whole orange, peeled

Preparation: 20 minutes plus 2-3 hours chilling time
Storage: Will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days
Makes 12 portions

 

No-Bake Apple Carrot Cake

Nov 29, 2022 | Dessert, Featured Articles, Recipes

This cake-like dessert is naturally sweet with the addition of apple and dried fruit and is quick and easy to make thanks to the fact there’s no need to bake!

Grease and line a 20cm (8 inch) springform cake tin. Alternatively, you can place the mixture into individual ramekins or rings. 

Place the apple and carrots in a large bowl with the pecan nuts, coconut, lucuma or maca, cacao, cinnamon, salt and raisins.

Drain the dried apple and dates and place in a blender or food processor with the orange. Process to form a smooth paste – this will help bind the mixture together. Add the paste to the nut mixture and combine thoroughly.

Place the mixture (you may need to do this in batches) in a food processor and pulse to form a wet dough. Do not over-mix – you still want some texture. 

Press the mixture into the cake tin or ramekins or rings and chill for 2-3 hours to firm up before serving. 

Cut into slices and top with yoghurt to serve if desired.

Nutrition per serving: 203kcal, fat 11g (of which saturates 4.3g), carbohydrates 21g (of which sugars 19g), protein 2.2g, fibre 3.6g.

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