Weetabix carrot cake is an adaption of the most famous Slimming world Weetabix cake with the addition of grated carrot and protein powder replacing some of the white flour. It is a perfect light dessert if you are counting calories for weight loss.
Weetabix carrot cake a light low-calorie and low-fat version of the traditional carrot cake. This cake doesn’t contain any added oils and bakes to perfection with minimal efforts.
Am posting more desserts as I know these little buggers are the weak point for most of you guys. But if we concentrate a little bit we can make calorie-conscious desserts like this healthy Weetabix carrot cake by controlling the type and amount of ingredients like sugar and flour. that’s the beauty of cooking at home esp for weight loss.
I have adapted this Weetabix cake recipe from Slimming World by replacing some amount of the flour with protein powder and adding grated carrot.
The first time I tasted this cake was in a Slimming World group. All of us group members would bring in a dish adhering to slimming world’s unique food optimising. If you don’t fancy cakes try this banana oats cookie that you can have for breakfast too.
This is supposed to be made in a loaf tin but this girl is too lazy to find one in the storeroom. the Weetabix is not certainly the prettiest but came out quite fluffy and the texture is almost like that of a soft cloud if you manage to beat the eggs well (i have never touched one though 😉 )
Ingredients for Weetabix Carrot Cake
- Weetabix biscuits, you can get these in any supermarket and they are a nice little ready to eat breakfast biscuits too. They are rich in fibre and whole grains.
- Self-raising flour or White flour enriched with baking powder.
- Protein powder I used Phd chocolate protein powder to replace some white flour and the cake texture hasn’t changed at all. Am going to experiment replacing 50% of the flour with protein powder next time.
- Skimmed or Semi-skimmed milk to give that nice moisture to the cake.
- Raisins I used only 50g as I have a less sweet tooth but the recommended is 100g
- Eggs which gives good protein and texture to the cake.
- Sweetener, I used granulated sweetener that is equal weights of sugar.
- Walnuts as an optional topping as I love the combination of carrots and walnuts.
Why is this cake suitable for weight loss and how many calories in it?
- Using multigrain Weetabix and protein powder to replace some amount of white flour.
- No butter or oils used, instead, we are relying on semi-skimmed milk
- Trying to use less sweetener too about 2 tbsp so not much of refined sugar and calories in there.
- Eggs included as an additional protein in addition to the protein powder. We all know how protein is important to build muscle that can help us burn fat effectively.
- We are including more nutrients like a carrot with fewer calories that can increase the filing power of cake, the more filling the food is the less chance for unwanted cravings.
- There are about nearly 190 calories per slice which is a generous portion for dessert which makes it an ideal for weight loss with good amount of fibre and protein in it.
STEP BY STEP PHOTO RECIPE for WEETABIX CARROT CAKE
- Take Weetabix biscuits in a bowl and pour milk over. Rest for a minute as the bicuits get softer, Using a whisker break until the biscuits are mixed well into the milk.
- Crack 2 eggs into the mixture and beat well until the eggs are incorporated.
- Add the flour, protein powder, sweetener, and mix well into a batter using a hand whisk.
- Add raisins, grated carrot, spice powder and give it a good mix.
- Take a round cake tin(am so poor at remembering the sizes but the below photo should help!)and line it with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the tin and pat well so the batter gets evenly spread.
- Bake it at 180C in a pre-heated oven for 50-60 minutes by checking in between or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
- Take the lightest form of cream cheese( i used Philadephia lightest cream cheese) into a bowl and add little sea-salt or sweetener if you prefer along with some vanilla essence
- Whisk well using a spoon to form a glossy cream frosting. Spread on the cake and top with some carrot shreds and walnuts or cashew nuts optionally.
- Allow to sit for 5 minutes and dig in!
Here you can see a version of the cake without frosting as like it that way sweet enough without adding much calories. Also the below attempt gave me a airy cake as i have beaten the eggs well which gave a fluffy texture. Nevertheless the cake tasted amazing without a single drop of oil in it.
Low-Fat Frosting Ideas
- You can use protein rick skyr yoghurt, vanilla quark as a frosting.
- I used low-fat cream cheese mixed with sea salt(TRY IT! thanks to my bestie for this idea). Use sweetener if you like No need of a ton of sugar to be added.
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What diets the Weetabix cake is suitable for?
The Weetabix carrot cake is suitable for vegetarians. It can be made gluten-free by replacing the white flour with gluten-free flours. Here are some gluten-free flour ideas for you.
Is the Weetabix cake suitable to keep in the fridge?
This cake stays fresh for 2 days on the kitchen counter but you can absolutely store in the fridge for a week. just store in a foil paper or closed lid box away from other odours. I haven’t tested it freezing though but there should be a way to freeze this cake. If any of you succeed please let me know.
Texture and taste?
The cake is usually airy when you beat the eggs well incorporated .
The other time I tried with not much effort put into beating eggs, it came out a bit flat and dense relatively but is soft enough to dig in with a fork, I promise 😉
the recipe makes the cake on the lower end of sweetness so if you have a sweet tooth, I recommend adding another tablespoon.
Video recipe for Slimming World Weetabix carrot cakePrint