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Carrot, Courgette and Apple Cake

Prep Time: 1 Hours 0 Mins
Cooking Time: 50 Mins
Total Time: 1 Hours 50 Mins
Yields: 12 slices

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 100ml agave syrup
  • 1 courgette (250g), grated
  • 250g carrots, grated
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • one 1 cm cubed piece (10g) of fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 250g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 40g powdered sugar
  • 3-4 apples (500g)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees / gas mark 4.
  2. Sit the grated courgette in a bowl for about 10 minutes, then strain it, using a cheesecloth or similar.
  3. Separate the eggs and whisk the yolks in a large bowl.
  4. Gradually add agave syrup, carrots, courgette, oil, ginger, lemon and vanilla essence.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder and soda and gradually add to the mix.
  6. Chop the apples into small cubes and fold into the dough.
  7. Pour the mixed into a greased 11 inch springform and put into the oven for about 30 minutes.
  8. In the meantime whisk the egg white until stiff, sifting in the powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven, and carefully spread the icing onto the cake, using a silicone spatula.
  10. Place the cake back into the oven and bake for a further 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.