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Healthy Cake? – who says eating cake is unhealthy?

Posted on August 25, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetables

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 Healthy Cake

This healthy cake has your whole day’s fruit and vegetable servings in one delicious slice of cake.

Yes, just for today you have to believe me when I say this is healthy cake. Butternut, zucchini, carrots, apples, bananas and nuts in one cake…… it must be healthy cake then.

Sad thing is, no cake is healthy…… too much of it even more unhealthy. So indulge a little and have a slice of cake toady. Yes, it has sugar and butter in it, but it could have been worse.

Healthy Cake

I am not sure where the idea started to brew in my mind, maybe because we had a week or two of vegetable loading at meal times, but yesterday my son asked for cake…… something sweet mom, please! If I can sneak vegetables into smoothies, I am sure I can sneak it into cake. Nobody in my family picked up on the hidden vegetables….. to them it was just carrot cake which they happen to love.

Healthy Cake

Healthy Five-in-one-cake

makes 2 loaf cakes or one round cake


250ml cake flour
250ml wholewheat flour
7ml bicarb
10ml baking powder
5ml ground cinnamon
5ml ground cloves
2ml salt
300ml vegetable oil
4 eggs
250ml grated zucchini
250ml coarsely grated carrots
250 ml grated butternut
2 bananas – mashed
1 big green apple – grated
250ml chopped pecan nuts
375ml sugar


Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare 23cm cake tin with oil and greaseproof paper.
Mix dry ingredients together. Beat eggs and oil together. Mix with dry ingredients. Now, mix carrots,butternut, zucchini, banana, apples, nuts and sugar together and then mix with flour and egg mixture. Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean. Cool and decorate with cream cheese frosting. Make a good cup of coffee and enjoy!

Healthy Cake

For the icing

250 g Philadelphia cream cheese – the brick
250 g butter
500 ml sifted icing sugar
5 ml fine cardamom


Place the butter in a mixer and beat until the butter is light and fluffy. Add 250 ml of the icing sugar and mix well. Add the other 250 ml icing sugar and mix again. Now cut the cream cheese in small blocks and add these blocks one at a time while keeping the machine running. The result is light, fluffy and cream cream cheese frosting. Spread the icing on a cooled cake or muffins. Finish off with apple flowers or chopped nuts.

Healthy Cake

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3 Responses to “Healthy Cake? – who says eating cake is unhealthy?”

  1. Jennifer 27 August 2016 at 2:35 pm #

    This cake is soooo cute! I think I’ll be making this very soon, its too simple not to.

    • nerinatimm 31 August 2016 at 9:46 am #

      Wonderful, let me know if you liked it!


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