Carrot Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Carrot Cake recipe? Learn how to make Carrot Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cherie136

Makes 12 servings



Awesome and healthy carrot recipe. Adapted from: http://www.eatmedelicious.com/2008/04/twd-bills-big-carrot-cake.html

Recipe Ingredients for Carrot Cake

1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 carrots
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup yogurt
2 large eggs

Recipe Directions for Carrot Cake

  1. Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter three 9-x-2-inch round cake pans, flour the insides, and tap out the excess. Put the two pans on one baking sheet and one on another.

  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, stir together the carrots, chopped nuts, coconut, and raisins.

  3. Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the sugar and oil together on a medium speed until smooth. Add the eggs one by one and continue to beat until the batter is even smoother. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture, mixing only until the dry ingredients disappear. Gently mix the chunky ingredients. Divide the batter among the baking pans.

  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes, rotating the pans from top to bottom and front to back at the midway point, until a thin knife inserted into the centers comes out clean. The cakes will have just started to come away from the sides of the pans. Transfer the cakes to cooling racks and cool for about 5 minutes, then run a knife around the sides of the cakes and unmold them. Invert and cool to room temperature right side up.

  5. The cakes can be wrapped airtight and kept at room temperature overnight or frozen for up to 2 months.

Categories

Vegetables, Dessert, American, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 75.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
156
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Sodium
185mg
8%
Potassium
159mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
24.6g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
15.1g
Protein
2.6g
Vitamin A 77% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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