Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes. That said, there are not many cakes I don’t like in all honesty! I love this healthier carrot cake recipe from Stacey in the Sticks. If you are looking for a Slimming World carrot cake then this unofficial Slimming World recipe could be absolutely perfect!

Carrot cake cut into slices
Carrot Cake

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What makes this healthier carrot cake recipe so good

One of my favourite things to do is bake – and eat the final product, of course! But since starting healthy eating, I’ve had to find alternatives that are lower-calorie than the real deal.

Carrot cake is in my top five favourite cake flavours, so this is one that I really needed to try.

Juicy plump raisins are one of the best parts of carrot cake, in my opinion, so of course, this version has them in.

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

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Using low fat spread instead of proper butter brings the calories down a lot.

I find this healthier carrot cake recipe is a really great alternative to the real thing, and it cuts the syns down by a third, so you can still be within your daily allowance!

Using quark for the icing really reduces the calories, syns or whatever it is you count.

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Bunch of carrots
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Tips to use quark and enjoy it

In recipes like this that need quark, there are a few simple things you can do to ensure it tastes good. Quark doesn’t have much flavour so ensure you flavour the dish well.

Quark is available in most large supermarkets now and even stocked in Aldi and Lidl. You can usually find it near soft cheeses in a tub similar to that you would buy cottage cheese in.

If using quark in a hot dish be careful. Due to the low-fat content of quark, it easily splits if heated too much or has hot water or hot liquid added to it. Be careful and stir in gradually and you should be ok.

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Enjoying this recipe on Slimming World

This recipe is great on Slimming World and the approximate syns for the whole recipe are as follows. Please do remember to check yourself though as they are always subject to change.

  • Syns in flour – 28 approx
  • Low fat spread syns – 20 approx
  • Syns in half spoon sugar – 7.5 approx
  • Raisin syns – 7 approx

More you might enjoy as much as this healthier carrot cake recipe

If this has made you realise you should use quark more and are looking for more recipes with it check out my ultimate quark recipe list.

Do you fancy looking at the other healthier dessert ideas I share? I promise they are all as tasty as this carrot cake! Check out my dessert recipes.

If you have lots of carrots why not make carrot soup or a vegan alternative carrot soup?

By using healthy recipes like this you could feed your children similar foods and help them also be a healthy weight.

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Carrot cake cut into slices
Carrot Cake
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Carrot cake cut into slices

Slimming World friendly Low Syn Carrot Cake

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Portions 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

The best healthier carrot cake recipe for Slimming World followers at just approx 8 syns a slice it is better than the usual versions!


Ingredients

Scale

110g low fat spread (20 syns approx)

75g half spoon sugar (7.5 syns approx)

3 eggs

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp mixed spice

pinch of salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

175g self raising flour, sifted (28 syns approx)

1 medium-large carrot, peeled and grated

50g raisins (7 syns approx)

zest of 1 orange

1 tbsp orange juice

Frosting

1/3 to 1/2 small tub of fat free Quark

zest of half an orange, plus a little extra to decorate

1/4 tsp mixed spice

sweetener, to taste


Instructions

Preheat oven to gas 4/180°c/350°f.

Line a loaf tin with baking paper; or you could use a silicone one, with no need to line.

Beat together the low fat spread and sugar until light & fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time, then add the salt & spices.

Fold in the flour and baking powder, bit by bit, then mix in the carrot, raisins, and orange zest & juice.

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a metal skewer inserted comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack.

To make the frosting, mix together the quark, orange zest and mixed spice (and sweetener if you wish).

Once the cake is cooled, spread the frosting over the top, sprinkle a little zest, cut into slices, and enjoy!



Keywords: carrot cake, dessert, Slimming World low syn,

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3 Comments

  1. Amazing recipe and best carrot cake ever. I used Philadelphia Light cream cheese for the frosting. ?

  2. I’ve tried to make SW cakes before and they’ve always had an odd texture, but this one is so yummy – lovely carrot cake 🙂