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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


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



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


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


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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