Carrot Cake with Hemp Hearts

By Monica van de Weerd

Carrot Cake with Hemp Hearts

Sometimes you just want to make your go-to sweet treats that little bit healthier and more nutritious.

Hemp hearts in recipes such as this delicious carrot cake,  made by Fay, our HempFarm accounts lady, is always a favourite in the office.

We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!

Recipe – Fay

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1 cup wholemeal flour

1 cup plain flour

1.5 cup brown sugar

2 t baking soda

2 t cinnamon

½ t nutmeg

½ t allspice

½ t salt

1 cup oil  e.g. rice bran

3 eggs lightly beaten

2 t vanilla essence

3 cups grated carrot

1 x 425gm tin crushed pineapple, drained

1 cup chopped walnuts

½ cup hemp hearts

½ cup desiccated coconut

1 cup raisins (optional)


Preheat oven to 180C , grease a round tin.

Sift together flour, sugar, remaining dry ingredients, etc in a large bowl.

Add eggs, carrots, pineapple, oil and essence then fold in remaining dry ingredients.

Pour into tin and bake for approx. 1 hour.  Once cool, top with cream cheese icing and decorate with pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, edible flowers etc.

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