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Wholemeal Carrot Squares

Wed, 27 January 2021

Wholemeal Carrot Squares

Catherine Leyden is in with a healthier take on a classic dessert

 

Wholemeal Carrot Squares

Ingredients

- 225g/8oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal Flour
- 1 tsp Odlums Bread Soda
- 2 Eggs
- 175g/6oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
- 200ml/7fl oz Sunflower Oil
- 200g/7oz Coarsely Grated Carrot
- 2 tsp Goodall's Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Goodall's Ground Nutmeg
- 60g Shamrock Chopped Walnuts

Topping
- 125g/4oz Low Fat Cream Cheese
- 75g/3oz Butter (room temperature)
- 75g/3oz Icing Sugar
- 20g Shamrock Chopped Walnuts

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Grease and base line a 23cms/9" square tin.
2. Put the eggs, oil and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until well blended. Add the carrot and mix well.
3. Next, stir in the flour, bread soda (sieved) and spices. Finally mix in the 60g walnuts.
4. Transfer to the prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake in the centre of the oven for 30-40 minutes until nicely risen and firm to the touch.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to get cold in the tin, then, turn onto a wire tray.
6. Make the topping by putting the cream cheese, butter and icing sugar into a bowl and beat until really smooth.
7. When cake is completely cold, spread with the topping, smooth over with a fork and leave to set. Cut into squares and sprinkle the remaining walnuts on top of each square.

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