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Parsnip cake with cream cheese icing



15 piece(s)


  • 500 grams parsnips, peeled and quartered
  • 150 grams grapeseed oil (im sur eyou could use any oil)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 70 grams Saltanas
  • 70 grams walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 130 grams plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt

cream cheese icing

  • 250 grams cream cheese icing
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 100 grams raw sugar
  • 6
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
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Recipe's preparation

  1. 1) Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and line 20cm spring cake tin

    2) Place walnuts into bowl and chop 2 seconds speed 4. Set aside.

    3) Place parsnips into the bowl and grate on speed 7 for 5 seconds and set aside. DO NOT over chop. Want a medium to fine grate.

    4) Insert butterfly, add sugar, oil and eggs to the bowl and mix on speed 4 for 5-10 seconds

    5) Add flour, bakin powder, bicarb soda, slat and cinnamon to the bowl and mix again speed 4 for 5 seconds.

    6) Return the walnuts and parsnip to the bowl. Then add the saltanas. Mix on REVERSE/ speed 4-5 to fold through until all is combined.

    7) Pour mix into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean. However dont over bake. If the centre is slightly gooey it will set once cooled.

    tmrc_emoticons.8) Once cooled layer with cream cheese icing below and decorate with crushed walnuts.


  3. 1) Add raw sugar and mill 10 sec/speed 10

    2) Add remaining ingredients and mix for 5-10 seconds on speed 5-6 until combined.



Converted and adapted from this recipe //www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/parsnip-cake-with-cinnamon-and-walnut-icing-recipe.html

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  • Just made the cream cheese

    Submitted by jenny_dobrincic on 24. February 2016 - 16:23.

    Just made the cream cheese icing only for another cake.  Delicious! 

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  • Had a few leftover parsnips

    Submitted by Nanatopo on 26. September 2015 - 15:42.

    Had a few leftover parsnips and what a great way to put them to use! It was kind of like a carrot cake, but different

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  • so glad you and your family

    Submitted by charlene on 30. October 2014 - 18:09.

    so glad you and your family enjoyed this tmrc_emoticons.) oo ill have to freeze some next time great tip thanks

    Charlene Goder

    Thermomix Consultant

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  • Easy and delicious - it was a

    Submitted by VHood on 25. October 2014 - 20:11.

    Easy and delicious - it was a great way to use up the parsnips we got in our veggie box this week.  Freezes really well too which makes it good for lunch boxes.

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