1. Ute's ECOFEST Carrot Cake

Ute's ECOFEST Carrot Cake

This cake was invented for the ECOFEST 2009 in Nelson. I wanted it to be:

all organic
gluten free
vegan (e.g. dairy and egg free)
sugar free (fruit and honey ok)
made solely with New Zealand ingredients

Jochen liked the trials and therefore I finally baked it for the ECOFEST each morning. So it is easy to make and doesn’t take long!

1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl

600g fine buckwheat flour, freshly ground
200g nuts, freshly ground (if available use hazelnuts, but walnuts are fine as well:-)
30g linseed, freshly ground
1 1/2 tablespoon raising powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2. Mix wet ingredients in separate bowl

300g carrot, finely grated
2 medium sized apples, coarsly grated
200g honey
juice of 2 oranges
juice of 1 (small) lemon
(You can use some orange or lemon rind if you like. Jochen preferred it without, and he is my yummyness control :-)

3. Combine the content of the two bowls. Do not overmix! Scrape onto baking dish/tray lined with parchment paper and bake for ca. 20 min at 180 deg (fan forced) or until brown.