Healthy living

Carrot, zucchini and date cake

Preparation time: 20 minutes plus 4 hours to stand 

Cooking time: 1 1– ¼ hours 

Serves: 12


  • 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


1. Combine dates, bran cereal, muesli, milk, sugar and cinnamon and allow to stand for 4 hours or overnight. 

2. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a 23cm square cake tin. 

3. Add yoghurt, egg, zucchini and carrot to the date mixture and mix well. Add flour and combine. 

4. Pour mixture into tin and bake for 1-1 ¼ hours until firm and browned. Cool on a wire rack.


This cake can be frozen. Individually wrap slices for a healthy lunch box treat.

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