Beet, Carrot & Apple Cake aisling larkin
Beet, Carrot & Apple Cake aisling larkin

Beet, Carrot & Apple Cake

A moist, fruity and high-fibre tea time treat
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Beet, Carrot & Apple Cake
high fibre baking recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10


For the Cake:

  • 175 g grated carrots washed
  • 175 g grated beetroots washed (the cooked vac-packed ones are great )
  • 175 g grated apple washed (something sweet like Golden Delicious )
  • 3 eggs well beaten
  • 80 ml olive oil
  • 80 ml vegetable oil
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 70 g wholemeal flour
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 5 g baking soda
  • 2.5 g salt
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 5 ml cinnamon
  • 2.5 ml allspice
  • 1.25 ml nutmeg
  • 120 g chopped walnuts plus more for garnish, optional

For the Spiced Butter Icing:

  • 125 g sifted icing sugar
  • 2.5 ml vanilla extract
  • 30-45 ml milk start with 15ml and gradually add more until desired consistency
  • 50 g butter
  • 1.25 ml nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C and grease or line an 8-inch square tin.
  • Combine grated carrots, beetroot, apple, beaten eggs, oil, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well mixed, then fold the walnuts.
  • Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Invert onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • For the Spiced Glaze, mix icing sugar, softened butter, vanilla, milk (start with 1 tablespoon and add more as needed), and nutmeg until a thick glaze forms. Ensure it's not too thin.
  • Top Tip - Ensure the milk is at room temperature or the icing will split.
  • Spoon the icing over the completely cooled cake.
  • Optional: Garnish with additional chopped walnuts and dried hibiscus flowers.

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