Everyone loves cake, especially when it's guilt free and made with the goodness of carrots and zucchini and a touch of sweetness from dates.
2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
½ cup bran cereal (e.g. Allbran ®)
½ cup untoasted muesli
1 ½ cups low-fat milk
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup low-fat natural yoghurt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup zucchini, grated
1 cup carrot, grated
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
Combine dates, bran cereal, muesli, milk, sugar and cinnamon and allow to stand for 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a 23cm square cake tin.
Add yoghurt, egg, zucchini and carrot to the date mixture and mix well.
Add flour and combine.
Pour mixture into tin and bake for 1-1 ¼ hours until firm and browned.
Cool on a wire rack.
Tip: This cake can be frozen. Individually wrap slices for a healthy lunch box treat
*Adapted and reproduced by Cancer Council Queensland with permission.