Sweet, but without sugar. With quite a decent dose of chocolate it’s easy to get used to this healthier version of the pie.
Well, the cake is not tasteless or salty. It’s cute, very sweet and endlessly aromatic. With the addition of dried fruit, orange, ginger and cinnamon, with smell will fill the whole house and probably the neighborhood. So, don’t complain when neighbors start knocking on your door.
The cake has a sweetness from the dried fruit, honey and chocolate. I used homemade dried plums without added sugar and homemade honey which benefits we all know (you can also reduce the amount of honey!).
- 100 g dried fruits (raisins, cranberries, plums)
- 2 oranges – juice and zest
- spices: cinnamon (half a tespoon) and fresh ginger (grated, walnut siz)
- 2 tablespoons of fruit liqueur
- 250 g butter
- 150 g honey
- 4 eggs
- 700 g grated carrots (fresh)
- 100 g chopped hazelnuts (or any other nuts)
- 250 g ground walnuts (or any other nuts)
- 125 g spelt flour
- 1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
Marinate the dried fruit for at least 30 minutes before baking the cake: grate the orange zest, add it to the dried fruit, add the spices, orange juice and liqueur.
Preheat the oven on 180°C. Beat the butter with the honey until combined. Add one egg at a time and beat after every egg. Add the carrot, chopped nuts and the marinated fruit along with the juice. Add the walnuts and spelt flour and stir to combine.
The mixture might appear unusual or grainy, but that`s just the way it should look like. Bake for 50 minutes on 180°C.
When baked, leave the cake to cool completely. It`s going to be very moist, but once it sets and cools, it`ll be perfect.
- 100 g chocolate
- 70 g butter
- chocolate chips – for decoration
Melt the butter with the chocolate on low fire, above a pan of simmering water or in a microwave. Pour over the cooled cake, leave to set.
Enjoy this Sugarfree Chocolate Cake