It's just a case of blending the carrots, mixing the flours and baking in the oven. It takes hardly any time at all. With just a little oil and no sugar, this carrot cake makes a nice and healthy snack.
Firstly, prepare the fillings. They should make about 1 cup's worth of ingredients when combined. I added everything to the cup here.
Next, prepare the powder ingredients. Add all the powdered ingredients to a bowl and mix well with a whisk.
Now prepare the carrots! Wash the carrots and slice into circular slices. you're going to put them in the food processor so it doesn't matter if they're chopped roughly.
Add the carrots and ginger to the food processor and give them a quick blend.
Add the oil, amazake, egg and soy milk to the food processor as well and quickly bend again. Make sure to unstick any carrots that have stuck to the side of the food processor with a spatula and push them back down.
Once blended, add the mixture to a large bowl. Add in the powdered ingredients and gently mix with a spatula.
When mostly mixed, add in the filling ingredients and mix again. The resulting mixture should be thicker than even that of a pancake.
Pour the mixture into a pound cake tin and bake for 25 minutes at 190°C.
Cut the cake open to find it packed with delicious filling. The outside of the cake should be nice and crispy while the centre remains moist.
You can use this recipe to make something to replace the egg (Recipe ID: 2193175). Even if you don't use real egg, this cake will still come out nice and moist.
If you scoop the mixture out onto a baking tray with a spoon you can make scones.
Story Behind this Recipe
I had the down-to-earth, healthy scones and muffins in mind when I made this. Rather than thinking of this is a snack, it's better to think of it as a health food full of fibre! I wanted to eat a cake with as little oil and amazake as possible, plenty of carrots, fruit and, nuts and zero added sugar!
You can change the oatmeal for the same amount of powder ingredients if you like. You can use rye flour, buckwheat flour, cornmeal, rice flour, bran, or wheat germ instead, whatever takes your fancy.
If there isn't a lot of liquid in the carrots, your mixture may end up a bit dry and hard. If this is the case add a bit more soy milk.