Carrot cake

Carrot cake Carrot cake
185 g margarine
375 ml sugar
3 x large eggs
500 ml carrots grated
375 ml flour
15 ml baking powder
7.5 ml mixed spice
5 ml cinnamon
60ml walnuts or pecan nuts chopped

For the Icing:
45 ml margarine softened
375 ml icing sugar
60 ml cream cheese plain, smooth

Carrot cake:  Grease a 20cm ring pan or 2 small loaf tins.
Set the oven at 180°C.

Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.

Stir in the carrot and nuts.
Lastly, mix in the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and cinnamon.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.

Bake for about an hour or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to stand in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack.

For the icing:
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
Add some extra icing sugar if you want a stiffer icing.

Calories in carrot cake = 415 calories in one medium slice

Estimated average requirements – Daily calorie intake.
First of all: How many calories are needed each day can vary greatly, depending on and due to your lifestyle and other factors.

Therefore, factors that affect your personal daily calorie needs include your age. Hence, also your height and weight. In addition, your basic level of daily activity and your body composition.

Finally : Estimated average requirements are:
A daily calorie intake of 1940 calories per day for women, and 2550 for men are needed.

Add nuts and legumes:
Nuts, legumes, and seeds are rich in magnesium, protein, and fiber.
Walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which may help lower your risk of heart disease.

Enjoy as many as five servings of these foods each week.
That is 1/3 cup of nuts, 2 tablespoons of seeds, or a 1/2 cup of cooked dried beans or peas in each serving.
Grab a handful of seeds or nuts as a snack.  Or add beans to your salads or soup.

Carrot cake

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