Apple & Carrot Loaf With Frosting

The sweet and aromatic spices combine well with the tang of the apple and carrot making a treat that everyone is sure to love.

Makes: 12 pieces, in a 11 x 22 cm loaf tin.

Ingredients
  • 2 chia eggs (2 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 5 tbsp of water)
  • 100 g dairy free butter 
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 30 ml vegetable oil
  • 200 g peeled and grated carrots
  • 100 g peeled and grated apples
  • 50 g chopped walnuts
  • 120 ml of dairy free milk (choose your favourite)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 280 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg

Icing Sugar

  • 300 g palm or demerara sugar
  • Cornflour (optional)

Frosting

  • Homemade icing sugar (method below)
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice 
  • Chopped walnuts to decorate (optional) 
Method
  1. Prepare the chia eggs by mixing together 2 tbsp of Chia seeds with 5 tbsp of water in a small bowl and allowing it to sit for 5 minutes until thick.
  2. While your chia eggs rest, in a large bowl, beat together your dairy-free butter, oil and sugar until it is creamy.
  3. Add the chia eggs and beat them together until well combined and your mixture looks thick again! 
  4. Add your grated carrots, apples, walnuts and your choice of dairy-free milk and mix together. Don’t worry it’s normal for your batter to look weird at this point.
  5. Add the flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking powder, salt and mix all together. Make sure not to over mix especially if you’re using an electric mixer. 
  6. Pour the batter into a pan lined with baking paper and bake in your preheated oven for almost an hour (can range from 45 mins to 1 hour and 15 mins depending on your oven so make sure you keep an eye on it!) 
  7. Insert a knife at the centre and if it comes out clean then it is ready. Leave to cool completely before frosting.

Icing Sugar

  1. For this process we recommend a blender instead of a food processor to get a better outcome. 
  2. Place your sugar into the blender and whizz it in bursts until it looks like powder.
  3. If you don’t plan on using all your icing sugar at once then mix in a small amount of cornflour and store in an airtight container. 
  4. If you wish you can sieve through to take out any coarse granules to get an even smoother powder. 

Frosting

  1. Mix together your homemade icing sugar, dairy-free butter, vanilla extract and lemon juice. If using an electric mixer make sure you start off on a low speed.
  2. If your frosting is too thick then add in more lemon juice one drop at a time and if it ends up too thin, then add more icing sugar until you find your perfect consistency. 
  3. Spread your frosting on top and finish it off with some chopped walnuts.

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