A classic. Who doesn’t like it? When I heard that you would like a carrot cake recipe I was all in for making one. But you know, I did not want to make the basic one because I think we all have a good one for that already. So I thought about how I could best make an easy cake recipe. And here’s the result, after testing and testing it over and over and having lots of yummy cake, I present you the easiest carrot cake you’ll ever have made.
When I came up with this recipe I think I made 8 or 9 cakes in a week. No regrets. Best part about recipe testing I guess 🙂 So, this is the finalised, easiest, least-effort, healthiest, and most delicious of all 8 or 9 recipes!
I feel like carrot cake is one of the greatest inventions of all time. Because, no-one can actually taste the carrots in the cake, it sounds fancy, is easy to make, perfect fall/ winter food AND you get some nutrients because of the veggies in the cake! But I also feel that it is greatly underrated!
What is special about this dish?
Definitely the simplicity!! I mean, have you ever made a cake in 5 minutes? I bet you haven’t! This recipe is so incredibly easy, you won’t even believe it! Plus, what else is great about this is that you probably already have all the ingredients at home to make this! So, perfect when you are craving something sweet after dinner or just want a quick snack!
Is this healthy?
Totally! A cake with a vegetable in it – it’s gotta be nutritious! The carrot adds a bunch of nutrients, like Vitamin A & K1 and loads of fibre. The remaining ingredients are fairy nutritious too! Eggs give you some protein, Vitamin D, the wholewheat flour adds carbohydrates which provide you with some energy, and also a healthy amount of fibre to keep you full. Lastly we just need to add some oil (unsaturated fats) and a little maple syrup! That’s as easy as it gets!
How to make it:
This is the simplest thing ever. You can make this with a baby probably! Peel and grate the carrot and add it to a mug. Whisk in an egg, some oil, maple syrup. Now just add in some flour, nuts, spices and baking soda and that’s it with the preparations. Now it’s time to place it in a microwave and „bake“ it for 2 minutes at high (800)!
When it’s done, to with some yoghurt, more maple syrup and nuts and gab your favourite movie to watch while sitting on the couch and enjoying this cake. Super easy right?
post dinner snack. afternoon pick-me-up, any snack, dessert when friends are over, breakfast tbh because why not having cake for breakfast?, brunch, anytime of the day!
This is great when you do not have or do not want to spend a whole lot of time and still want a delicious (!!), healthy and easy dessert! Great for cozy evenings on the couch or in bed!
I hope that you will also enjoy this recipe as much as I do (because I enjoy it a lot) and make it on repeat!
Easy, healthy, delicious!
The Easiest & Healthy Carrot Cake in a Mug
5 Minutes, 1 mug, healthy and soso good! That's all we want right? Carrot cake perfectino!
What you will need
- 1 carrot
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 4 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tbsp walnuts roughly broken apart
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- a pinch salt
- a pinch cinnamon
- a pinch cardamon (optional)
- more maple syrup, walnuts & some yoghurt for topping
Peel and grate the carrot. Add it to the mug along with the egg, oil and syrup. Whisk well to combine. Add the flour, spices and baking powder and mix until having reached a smooth and creamy texture! Fold in the walnuts.
Microwave at high for 2 minutes
Serve with some greek yoghurt, maple syrup and more nuts
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière