Organix no junk carrot cake recipe – plus chance to win £25 of Organix foods

We’re big Organix fans in this house as some of you will know. Organix Goodies snacks are our go-to changing bag snack and we’ve even used their gingerbread men when we’ve been baking before. To celebrate Organix’s 25th anniversary, I’m sharing an Organix no junk carrot cake recipe and hosting a giveaway for you to win a bundle of their tasty no junk foods, worth £25! The recipe I’m sharing has no added sugar, just natural sugars from the fruit used, and do you know what? It’s actually really tasty. I’ve already had two slices… (well the baby demanded one…)

Organix 25th Anniversary Cake

For 25 years Organix have been providing parents with nutritious ‘no junk’ organic food for babies and toddlers – and now older kids too. And they have worked tirelessly to pioneer healthy children’s food, lobbying Government and the food industry for better quality food for children. Just another reason to love them. Organix is marking their anniversary with show stopping birthday cake. It’s seven tiers of delicious sponges reflecting the flavours of two of their top selling foods – Carrot Sticks and Goodies Raspberry & Apple Oaty Bars – and is topped with another of their best sellers, a Goodies Gingerbread Man. Now, as much as I love to bake, I thought I’d give just one of the recipes a go. This weekend we made the Organix no junk carrot cake recipe. Like most carrot cakes it’s a bit more faffy to make than an all in one victoria sponge, but it tastes great and the effort is worth it to know exactly what is going into it.

Carrot cake – tray bake recipe

The perfect no added sugar cake recipe for toddlers and children. Check out the Organix No Junk Carrot Cake Recipe on the blog.

Ingredients:

  • 190g dates
  • 200g plain flour
  • 50g almond flour (I used ground almonds because we couldn’t find it in the supermarket)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 240ml sunflower oil
  • 3 large free range eggs
  • 340g organic carrots
  • 120g walnuts
  • 100g sultanas
  • 225g cream cheese
  • 1 tsbp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  • Cover the dates in water and boil (we did for 30 mins as per the packet instructions)
  • Sift the flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon together. Add in the chopped nuts also.
  • Beat the eggs until light and fluffy
  • Grate the carrots.
  • Remove the dates from the heat and puree with a handheld blender.
  • Add the carrots, eggs, oil, pureed dates and sultanas to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into greased and floured tray tins. Bake for approximately 30 mins at 160 degrees C.

Leave to cool for 10 mins before turning out onto a wired rack.

For the topping:

Beat the cream cheese until smooth, and the honey and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Spread on to the cooled cake.

The verdict?

I was a bit dubious about the cream cheese topping in particular because I love a cream cheese frosting and I’m not that keen on honey. But honestly, it’s really nice. It’s not overly honey flavoured for me and I think that’s because you get a nice vanilla flavour coming through from the vanilla extract. Check out www.organix.com for lots more delicious recipes for all the family. And check back next week when I’ll be sharing another cake recipe.

Your chance to win £25 of Organic foods!

If you’d like the chance to win a bundle of Organix foods then all you need to do is enter the competition by clicking on the link below.

Organix food bundle worth £25

The prize includes Organix top selling carrot sticks and apple rice cakes for babies, Goodies cheese and herb puffs, oaty bars, gingerbread men and raisins for toddlers, plus the new Punk’d snack bars for older children.  All the foods come with the Organix No Junk Promise so parents know that they are made with the best organic ingredients and contain nothing unnecessary. Please note the giveaway only applies to UK residents.

I’m linking up with some of my favourite bloggers: 

Bridie By The SeaPink Pear BearTammymumMy Random MusingsThe PramshedHot Pink Wellingtonsthemumproject Mummuddlingthrough

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50 Comments

  1. 13th July 2017 / 9:21 am

    Oh my goodness, that looks so tasty, my mouth is watering…probably shouldn’t have read it before eating though as I now have a carrot cake craving 😉 #coolmumclub x

    • thisismenow
      13th July 2017 / 9:22 am

      Ha it’s a good one! Thanks for reading! X

  2. Kirsty Ward
    13th July 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Aww fabulous! Deffo gonna have to try this!

  3. jacqueline rawlings
    13th July 2017 / 2:58 pm

    my son would be so happy with this

  4. Suzanne Jackson
    13th July 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Lovely giveaway thank-you

  5. Emma Hawes
    13th July 2017 / 5:18 pm

    That cake is amazing!

  6. 13th July 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Oooh carrot cake is my absolute fave of all! Pinned this for summer holiday baking!

    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

  7. 13th July 2017 / 11:35 pm

    Oh my, I’m all over this recipe!! I love a good carrot cake… I feel like I’d have a hard time finding a dairy free alternative for Wills, but maybe I’ll just keep this one for me hehe! #stayclassymama

    • thisismenow
      14th July 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Yay! Thanks! Good luck! X

  8. yvonne cooke
    16th July 2017 / 12:01 pm

    yummy prize.x great blog.x i would love to win this.x

    • thisismenow
      16th July 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks very much! Good luck!

  9. 18th July 2017 / 4:07 pm

    This recipe looks great. I also love using dates to sweeten cakes and snacks so much more healthier than sugar. Thank you for sharing with #StayClassyMama

  10. Danielle Pooley
    19th July 2017 / 4:05 am

    This would be perfect for my little boy

  11. Jeanette Leighton
    19th July 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Love organix snacks my baby’s a big fan of them and my daughter Sheriah 4

  12. A Russell
    19th July 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Sounds great!

  13. Eliza Rychlowska
    19th July 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Carrot cake is the best!

  14. carole n
    20th July 2017 / 10:48 am

    lovely giveaway thank you

  15. MANDY DOHERTY
    20th July 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Great recipe and giveaway

  16. Lorna Ledger
    21st July 2017 / 8:13 pm

    oooh yummy the kids are sure to love this

  17. Donna W
    22nd July 2017 / 11:19 pm

    My little boy would love these. Thank you for the opportunity!

  18. Allan Fullarton
    23rd July 2017 / 11:27 am

    The cake looks amazing.

  19. Robert Price
    23rd July 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Great prize

  20. Amanda Jayne Davis
    23rd July 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Fab giveaway thanks

  21. hali kinson
    23rd July 2017 / 8:19 pm

    carrot cake! lovely!

  22. Jodie A Green
    23rd July 2017 / 9:46 pm

    perfect for my little boy 🙂

  23. Mrs
    24th July 2017 / 11:45 am

    Great range of food and snacks that I feel happy giving to my children

  24. Rachel Craig
    24th July 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Great prize.

  25. Kim Styles
    24th July 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Looks delicious – I have never used dates before in Carrot Cake so must try it

  26. Julie Ward
    24th July 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Grandchildren have tried these snacks and loved them, be nice to win some for them

  27. Hayley Colburn
    24th July 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway, goodies products are fab

  28. Alex Jean
    25th July 2017 / 2:44 pm

    Yummy carrot cake is my ultimate naughty treat xx

  29. donna l jones
    25th July 2017 / 4:31 pm

    lovely giveaway count me in

  30. Beatrice Benham
    25th July 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Would love to win this 😀

  31. Rebecca Powell
    25th July 2017 / 9:24 pm

    This is a great giveaway, thank you

  32. Charlotte Boyle
    25th July 2017 / 10:28 pm

    IM going to try this tomorrow!

  33. Sam Parkes
    25th July 2017 / 11:31 pm

    Deliciously yummy treats for my mini me

  34. Tricia cowell
    26th July 2017 / 8:47 am

    Wonderful prize. Great fun blog. Fingers crossed.

  35. Angela W
    26th July 2017 / 10:42 am

    This bundle would be great for my daughter, thanks for the chance x

  36. Sarah Fielding
    26th July 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Loved reading this! Fab!

  37. Kelly B
    26th July 2017 / 5:17 pm

    This carrot cake sounds yummy! I love finding recipes that don’t contain so much sugar for my little one – it means he can still enjoy treats too!

  38. Kirsty Woods
    26th July 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Fantastic, fingers crossed

  39. Emma Louise Elliott
    26th July 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I’d love to win for my daughter as she already loves the range xxx

  40. Linda Curtis
    26th July 2017 / 7:44 pm

    great givea away my granddaughter really enjoys these products
    and wow that cake is so so good

  41. Snow
    26th July 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Carrot Cake is my favorite cake… I count it as 1 of my 5 a day lol…
    Thank you for the recipe it’s been so long since I made one.

  42. Lia Burns
    26th July 2017 / 10:52 pm

    I love the sound of that carrot cake! Fab giveaway too x

  43. Kate Davies
    26th July 2017 / 11:42 pm

    Thanks for the chance.

  44. Natalie Gillham
    26th July 2017 / 11:48 pm

    This carrot cake looks delicious!

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