Juice pulp can be used for a variety of uses, as you can see from our previous post on juicer pulp recipes and ideas. Below is a fantastic idea for a cake made from one of the most popular ingredients for juicing – carrots! So bring out your Juicepresso, start juicing, and bake away!
*We recommend using organic carrots to ensure that your carrot cake is as healthy and pesticide-free as possible.
Scroll down for tips on adding flavour to the cake and making a sugar-free version of this recipe.
What you’ll need:
For the cake:
- 165g egg
- 210g sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 80g grape seed oil or Canola oil
- 135g weak flour
- 5g cinnamon powder
- 1.5g baking soda
- 0.5g baking powder
- 175g carrot pulp
- 35g walnut
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 50g plain yogurt
- 110g cream cheese
- 50g sugar powder
- 1/5 vanilla bean
- Preheat oven to 170℃. Cut carrots and juice using Juicepresso to get the pulp.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, sugar and salt together using a whipper. Stir well until the sugar is melted and the ingredients are well combined.
- Add grape seed oil (or canola oil) to ingredients from step 2. Stir well until combined.
- Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda together. Mix these with ingredients from step 3.
- Add carrot pulp and walnuts into the mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Line a baking pan with baking paper or grease if desired. Then fill it with the cake mixture it is 80% full and bake in the oven at 170℃ for 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, leave cream cheese to soften until it reaches room temperature. Combine the cream cheese with the other frosting ingredients to produce a smooth mixture.
- Top the cooled cake with frosting.
Recipe from juicepresso.com
Sprinkle grated orange zest or lemon zest on top of the frosting to make it look even more gorgeous.
You can mix different fruits and nuts into the cake, e.g. raisins, apples, sultanas, pecans … whatever you like.
We think adding a tiny bit of ground ginger into the cake batter would give it that extra ‘pop’, but that’s up to you!
Sugar free carrot cake
To make sugar free carrot cake, don’t add sugar to the cake and skip the frosting altogether. Instead, add the ingredients below to the cake for sweetness.
- 2/3 cups of raisin
- 2 cups of dessert apples, peeled and sliced
- grated peel of 1 orange
- 4 tablespoons of 100% orange juice (squeezed, not store bought!)