Dukan Diet Recipe: Yummy Dukan Carrot Cake

This is yet another really great way to have your daily serving of two tablespoons of oat bran in the Cruise Phase. It does of course have to be a PV day because of the carrot!

Unlike normal carrot cake this recipe has no nuts as nuts are too high in fat to be suitable for the weight loss phases of the Dukan Diet and it uses uses cornstarch/corn flour which is a tolerated item, with wheat bran to help to keep you regular.




Provided you are a vegetarian that eats eggs this recipe is also suitable for you too!

Yummy Dukan Carrot Cake

Ingredients (A daily serving is 1/3 of the cake)

  • 6 tablespoons of Oat Bran
  • 3 tablespoons of Wheat Bran
  • 3 tablespoons of Cornstarch/Cornflour(tolerated)
  • 2 Egg Whites + 2 Whole Eggs
  • 200 g Silken Tofu
  • 2 tablespoons of Fromage Frais
  • 2 cups of finely grated Carrot
  • 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
  • A pinch of Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
  • Sweetener (adjusted to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to  400°F, 200°C or Gas Mark 6
  2. Place the oat bran, wheat bran and cornstarch/corn flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger  into a large bowl and mix these dry ingredients together.
  3. Add the vanilla essence, tofu,eggs, fromage frais and mix thoroughly and then add sweetener to taste.
  4. Lastly mix in the carrots and put the mix into a silicon loaf pan.
  5. Place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes and then reduce to 325°F, 160°C or Gas Mark 3 and cook for a further 35 minutes.
  6. Remember that this is meant to be a moist cake but depending on your oven you may need to bake it a little longer.  If it is getting too brown on top put a piece of greaseproof paper/baking paper over the top to protect it.
I usually have my carrot cake with a little sweetened Greek yogurt but if you would prefer a frosting  but you’ll find a couple of options to try at the very bottom of this post.

 


20 Responses to “Dukan Diet Recipe: Yummy Dukan Carrot Cake”

  • Dana on February 28, 2014

    Hi Amber..

    So I was looking for a carrot cake recipe and I found this, but I can’t find the tofu.. Is there any way that this can work out without it? What can I use instead and how much?

    Thanks

    • Amber on February 28, 2014

      Hi Dana

      Try making it with an additional 200 g of fromage frais instead.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Nechama Burnham on February 6, 2014

    Hi, Amber!

    Is there some way I can convert regular tofu into the likes of silken tofu without using dairy products, as I do not want this cake to be dairy? and in general, I’d like to keep many recipes dairy-free, since I eat kosher and we cannot mix meat and dairy.

    • Amber on February 6, 2014

      Hi Nechama

      Could you not add a little soy milk instead?

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Laurie Nelson on November 7, 2013

    What exactly is Fromage Frais? Is there a substitute for it?
    Thanks

  • June Matteo on July 16, 2013

    Hi Amber
    I am going to try to make a cream cheese frosting by mixing 4 Tbs fat free cream cheese with a little sweetener and couple drops of Vanilla . I will be making the cake in 4 silicone small loaf pans, and will put 1 Tbs of this on each mini loaf as it is served.

    Do you think this would work?

    • Amber on July 17, 2013

      Hi June

      This sounds perfect!

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Carla Dias on October 24, 2012

    Hi Amber

    first thanks for a great website. question what else can i use intead of 200 g Silken Tofu, i cant find that?

    • Amber on October 24, 2012

      Hi Carla

      Try increasing the amount of fromage frais.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Sam on September 8, 2012

    P.s. just how yummy was that carrot cake!!! I must have made them wrong!!!!

    • Amber on September 9, 2012

      Hi Sam

      I was a little worried when you’d said you’d made muffins instead of a cake as you would need to make sure you didn’t dry them out. Did you put enough sweetener in?

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Sam on September 9, 2012

        Well, I turned down the oven immediately instead of after 10 minutes, left them in for the same length of time and they came out perfectly. I pop two in my handbag for afternoon lows when I out.
        By the way, I used wheatgerm as couldn’t find wheat bran – it’s twice the fat but half the carbs… is this a big no no?
        PS I used 2Tbsp of Splenda

        • Amber on September 10, 2012

          Hi Sam

          Baking is a form of chemical reaction and the ingredients and the temperature used can make a difference to the result achieved but I don’t know how much difference the changes you made would have made. I did use slightly more Splenda but I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth.

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

  • Sam on September 7, 2012

    I made these tonight! Am so excited as tomorrow is a PV day! And the amount was humongous so I actually get to eat two muffins (I made muffins rather than a cake).
    A question though, are tolerated ingredients, in this case corn starch, allowed in the cruise phase? I have the book and couldn’t find it in there, but do know that things develop all the time.

    • Amber on September 8, 2012

      Hi Sam

      The two tolerated items are added in the Cruise Phase on the coached version. The Dukan Diet Life Plan does start to mention tolerated items but doesn’t really make clear how to use them.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Sam on September 8, 2012

        Thank you Amber. It looks like the book is not as up to date then. Think I’ll just follow your site!!
        Another question if I may – could I do two PV days in a row and then two PP days and then return to alternate PP/PV? I ask as on the weekend it is often difficult to get pure PP when I go out.

        • Amber on September 9, 2012

          Hi Sam

          I personally think a Cruise period in which you do 3 days PP and 4 days PV is the easiest to follow as you can set up a weekly routine. For example Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays could be PP days with Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays as PV. You won’t lose quite as much weight as the number of PV days is greater than the number of PP days but it could be a price you are prepared to pay.

          Best wishes

          Amber:)

          • Sam on September 9, 2012

            Gosh, that would be brilliant to have FOUR PV days!

  • Dukan Diet Recipe:Yummy Dukan Carrot Cake | thedukandietsite.com | SDiet.com on July 2, 2012

    Your recipes are great – I keep sharing them with my readers.

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