I may be on a healthy eating plan, but my love of baking has not dwindled. Almost on a daily basis I get requests from the boyfriend to make cakes for his co-workers. Since they got me a lovely bottle of wine as a "thank you for all the cake" at Christmas, I thought I would bake them something yummy and sort of healthy-ish.
I settled on Carrot Cake Cupcakes. I mean it is one of your 5 a day!
The cakes themselves are absolutely delicious with a ginger and cinnamon warmth to them, perfect for these cold January days. I topped mine with a cheeky cream cheese frosting and sprinkling of cinnamon. Although they would be perfectly lovely naked as little muffins....
- 100g Caster Sugar
- 175ml Sunflower Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 225g Self Raising Flour
- 3 Carrots (grated)
- 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
- 100g Icing Sugar
- 40g Cream Cheese (full fat)
- A good pinch Cinnamon
- A good pinch Ground Ginger
Being a good little weight watcher that I am, I did calculate the propoints. Without icing they are 7pp each. With icing they are 8pp. Not bad really for a sneaky treat! I did send all twelve off to work with Paul, although I may have licked a spoon of icing.
Have you dont any healthy baking? Any success stories? Do share...