The best carrot cake you will ever make + my 5 tips for online grocery shopping // RECIPE

There's no doubt about it, I love to bake. Even more I love to find ways to make simple, good old recipes in a healthier and more nourishing way! Recently I have just discovered Barry Bros online this has been a SERIOUS lifesaver! Not only for me at home, but for the Miss Bliss Wholefoods! They are a Brisbane based online grocer with a massive selection of all things good, nourshing and wholesome. Plus, I dont have to leave my house or the shop to go get it! 

5 tips for online grocery shopping with Miss Bliss //

1. Shop the specials - Barry Bros have an awesome easy to use website with a specials tab on the left hand side which makes getting a bargin super easy! It's a great way to save some money each week and plan your meals around specials.

2. Shop from your favourties and past purchases - super handy for re-ordering regular items we use in the shop or my favourites at home. This feature lets me find the exact same brand I previously bought and loved so I don't get the wrong one.

3. Tag team shopping - I regularly work from my home office during the week which makes ordering for Miss Bliss a little harder, but I can easily put what I need in the basket and get my staff to add what they need and then I can jump on and finish the sale and I don't even have to leave home! Great if you and your partner are doing an order together too and you both want to add items to the basket. 

4. Don't impusle buy - I find it so much easier and less tempting online. I get what I need and I'm done! No extra's or impulse buying for me anymore. 

5. Delivery or pick up? - Barry Bros offer a warehouse pickup which is convenient for some people or they deliver. I guess they offer the best of both worlds!

The guys over at Barry Bros Online have been kind enough to give all our MB follows an epic deal, just use the code MISSBLISS when checking out and get a free fruit + veg pack when you spend over $100.

So what happened with our first delivery? 

Last week after our first order from Barry Bros, head chef Scarlett (the mastermind) delivered the goods with an AMAZING, gluten free, dairy free carrot cake. This baby is two layers of refined sugar free goodness with passionfruit curd squished between and a cashew icing. 

CARROT CAKE BASE // GF, DF

  • 225 g gluten-free flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 15gr tapioca flour/ arrowroot/ cornflour
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 125 g coconut sugar
  • 125 ml oil
  • 1½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 eating apple
  • 200 g carrots
  • 1 orange , zest and juice
  • 1 handful of sultanas
  • 50 g walnuts , (optional)

Preheat the oven to 165 Grease a springform cake tin (roughly 20cm) with butter, line the base with greaseproof paper.

Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl, add the sugar and oil, then mix to combine. Sieve in the flour and spices, then fold through. Peel and grate the apple (core and all) and carrots, then stir into the mixture along with the orange zest and juice and sultanas. Roughly chop and add the walnuts, if using.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin, then place on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for around 5 minutes, before turning it out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

PASSIONFRUIT CURD // VG, GF

  • 1 ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot
  • 7 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pulp of 10 passionfruit
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt

Whisk ingredients together in a pot over medium heat until it coats the back of the spoon.

Place into a clean jar and cool.

CASHEW ICING // GF, VG, DF

  • ¾ cup cashews
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Blend in vitamix until smooth and creamy

 

Hope you enjoy

xo MB