I just had to share this recipe as it is AMAZING!! It’s kind of a ‘bit of this, bit of that’ recipe but it turned out so well I just had to post it. I was trying to find a recipe for nut free (school policy) carrot or apple muffins to make for Master J’s lunch box treats. When I googled it, hundreds and hundreds came up!! I started reading through them all to find one that was both healthy and a little bit of a treat and I decided to combine what I thought were the best bits from two or three different recipes and hope for the best. Who would have thought I’d be this brave and adventurous in the kitchen!?
The MOST delicious carrot and apple loaf cake made in the thermomix
An absolutely delicious, soft bake that is totally irresistible. It can be made as a loaf cake or as yummy little lunch box muffins.
Author: Robyn (Mrs D plus 3)
Recipe type: Thermomix
- 300g carrots (peeled and roughly chopped)
- 2 small apples or 3 large apples (peeled and quartered)
- 140g butter
- 120g sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 180g plain flour
- 60g icing sugar
- 1 250g block cream cheese
- Orange zest
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
- Add the carrots and apple to the thermomix and chop for 5 seconds on speed 6. Scrape down the sides and repeat for another 2-3 seconds if necessary.
- Transfer to a separate bowl.
- Add the butter and sugar and beat for 15-20 seconds on speed 4. Scrape down the sides and repeat 2 or 3 times until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and beat for 30 seconds on speed 5-6.
- Insert the butterfly.
- Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and flour and fold together for 10 seconds on speed 2.
- Next add the apple and carrot, but before you do use your hands to squeeze out all the excess liquid. If you don't do this your cake will turn out very dense and soggy.
- Fold it into the mixture for a further 10 seconds on speed 2.
- Tip the mixture in a lined loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes or until well risen and golden brown on top.
- Allow to cool completely before icing.
- Add a few bits of orange to the thermomix bowl and whizz on speed 8-9 for 1 minutes. Transfer half to a separate bowl to use for decorating.
- Add the cream cheese and icing sugar to the bowl and mix for 20 seconds on speed 4.
- Spread over your (cooled) and ENJOY!
I love that this make the most wonderful loaf cake as well as perfect lunchbox muffins. I leave the icing off the muffins as they’re just too messy in the lunch box.
Do you have a recipe that can be made two ways?
Are you brave enough to experiment in the kitchen?
Oh this looks good and healthy too.I’m pinning it.
Thanks Trish! I really need to figure out how to put a pin button on to my posts. x
Love the colourful pics but so not making – will pass the recipe on to my mum to make for me – Emily x
lol – are you not into baking Emily? Hope your mum enjoys making it x
Yum this would be so tasty with my coffee right now! I love grating orange into icing as well it gives it a really nice flavour doesn’t it. Saying hi from Blogs & PR 😀
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I thought I commented on this the other day! Was coming back to tell you it was delicious and thank you for sharing!
Oh Yay, glad it turned out so yummy!!! xx
Am adding this to my ‘to bake’ list. Thanks for the tip about squeezing out the excess liquid. Amazing what preparing baby food teaches you!
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Hi I just made this cake great I was silly following it on my I pad and ran aheah of myself and left the apple and carrot in the thermie when I did the rest it has still turned out great . 🙂 now for the frosting you don,t know what a mess it turned out I should have NOT added the juice of an orange it turned out runny kept adding icing sugar to thicken it in desperationI added another packet of cream cheese, had oddles as you can imagine so now I have taken some out to frost the cake ,added 4 eggs to the mix made a crumb base for a cheesecake so it will be very interesting to see it Iis in the oven
Oh you did make me just laugh out loud!! YOu sound like like me in the kitchen – that is so something I would do too!! YOu can put the frosting in the freezer – cream cheese keeps pretty well there! I’s love to know how the cheese cake turned out, do let me know xxxxx
I’d like to make this as a round cake, rather than a loaf. Do you think I would need to increase quantities for a 20cm round tin?
I’m also wondering what you’ve sprinkled on top in the photo? Is that orange zest? It’s for a three year old and I’m trying to avoid sprinkles and nuts.
I am also wondering the same, did you ever try this recipe as a cake in a cake tin?