2 May 2014

Delicious Healthy Carrot Cake (E) ~ Trim Healthy Mama

This was one of those cooking experiments that turned out PERFECTLY. 

Craving a satisfying cake, but just had an E meal? This will not only fill the spot, but you will want to pin this recipe to Pinterest for next time!!

This makes a 20cm round cake with 8-12 portions. It is very filling, so you don't need a large slice.
It also includes the teaspoon of fat, (that is recommended to include with your E meals to slow down the release of insulin), so you have a complete package here. 
Delicious. Healthy. Simple to make.

Perfect for a morning or afternoon snack, or for those of us who need to stick a bit more closely to E meals for weight loss.

Carrot Cake (E)


  • 1 cup carton egg whites (or fresh egg whites)
  • 2-3 baby carrots, grated
  • 185 grams of 0% Greek Yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup Xylitol
  • 1 tsp each of Stevia and Erythritol
  • 1 1/2 cups of ground Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 tsp Bicarb Soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 scant handfuls of walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of skim ricotta
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup skim ricotta
  • 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup of extra light cream cheese
  • 1 tsp orange essence
  • Sweetener to taste (I used 1/4 cup Xylitol)

  1. Beat the Sweeteners, yoghurt, almond milk, vanilla and egg whites until combined.
  2. Add in the oat meal and mix well on low speed.
  3. Stir in the bicarbonate soda, salt, ricotta, and cinnamon until combined. 
  4. Now add the grated carrots and chopped walnuts and stir gently into the mixture.
  5. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees (350 f) for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. To make up the icing, beat together all the icing ingredients until smooth. Wait until the cake has cooled before putting on the icing.
  7. Top with some remaining grated carrot or orange zest.
You can store this cake in the fridge for a few days or freeze it in portions to enjoy whenever you need a piece! :)
To keep you in weight loss mode, remember to stick to one slice at a meal!

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