Festive Slow Cooker Carrot Pudding

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 h 30 min
  • Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk 125 mL
  • 1 cup chopped pitted Medjool dates 250 mL
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 375 mL
  • 1 tsp baking soda 5 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp each ground nutmeg and ground cloves 1 mL
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 125 mL
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 250 mL
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • 2 cups firmly packed grated carrots 500 mL
  • 5 mL orange zest 1 tsp
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted almonds 125 mL
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Directions

  • Step 1

    Grease 4.5 to 6 L capacity slow cooker and also line bottom and sides with 2 pieces of parchment paper (crisscross pieces inside slow cooker, crushing paper to fit against sides).

  • Step 2

    Combine milk and dates in small saucepan set over medium heat; simmer 5 min. to soften dates. Let stand 15 min. to cool.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk flour with baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside. In separate bowl, using electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 min. Beat in eggs one at a time, incorporating each fully before adding next. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in carrots, orange zest, almonds and date mixture.

  • Step 4

    Transfer batter to slow cooker, smoothing top. Cover and cook on LOW setting 2 1/2 to 3 hr. until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Let stand 15 min. in slow cooker. Use edges of parchment paper to lift cake out of slow cooker. Invert cake onto serving plate; remove parchment paper. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Tip

For a classic holiday pudding, serve with Butterscotch sauce.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving: 1/16 of the recipe
  • Calories 220
  • Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Carbs 34 g
  • Sugar 23 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 180 mg

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