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Carrot cake can improve your eyesight! 👀 Any excuse to eat cake! â¤ï¸

March 21, 2015

   

   

I read in the news just yesterday that cake could be the key to better vision! The Times reported that scientists have found that, “bicarbonate of soda stimulates an enzyme that helps to regulate the light absorbed by photons in the eye.”

So purely for its health benefits I set about making cake. I do love big round cakes, but am finding cupcakes so much easier to serve with the kids! There seems to be less mess after a cupcake is devoured by my little ones.

As we are on the subject of healthy eyes, I thought what better cake to make than carrot cake! Afterall carrots contain beta-carotene, a substance that the body converts to Vitamin A which is an important nutrient for the eye.

I have numerous recipes for carrot cake, but I think this recipe from the cake experts at The Primrose Bakery are moist, yummy and rise perfectly every time! You can top them with cream cheese frosting if you like or just enjoy them as they are.

Ingredients- (makes 12-15 cupcakes)

– 225grams carrots (peeled amd finely grated)

– 130grams raisins

– 2 large eggs

– 100grams Golden Caster Sugar

– 120ml corn oil

– 1/2 teaspoon of good quality Vanilla extract 

– Grated zest of one orange

– 120 grams Wholemeal Spelt Flour

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

– Pinch of salt

– 1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda 

Method-

– Preheat oven to 160 degrees. 

– Mix together the eggs and sugar until fluffy. Add the oil and vanilla extract and mix again until incorporated.

– Slowly add in the dry ingredients; flour, cinnamon, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Make sure the dry and wet ingredients are well mixed. Finally add the carrots and raisins. Mix well.

– Fill the cupcake cases 2/3 full. Bake for 25minutes or until golden brown.

Your house will smell delicious!

Enjoy! xxxxxxxx

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