Classic Carrot Cake Recipe

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


Submitted by ariegirl

Makes 8 servings



No sugar, no oil, and use egg whites to shave off nearly half the calories of a traditional carrot cake!! Shave off even more fat by not adding the 1/2 chopped walnuts to your batter... 167 calories per 1/8 of the double layer cake with only .5g total fat (vs. the 5.1g total fat with the walnuts in the recipe). This recipe does not address adding cream cheese frosting to the cake; I recommend you make a lighter version from scratch (Splenda has a recipe online), or use a tub of your favorite cream cheese frosting... you can afford it with this much healthier recipe for the cake!

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Carrot Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 egg whites
1 cup apple sauce
1 cup SPLENDA no calorie sweetener
2 3/4 cups shredded carrots
8 ounce crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Recipe Directions for Classic Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Spray Two (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; dust bottom and sides with flour. Set aside.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.

  4. Beat egg whites, apple sauce, and SPLENDAŽ no calorie sweetener at medium speed with an electric mixer until batter is smooth. Add flour mixture beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrots, pineapple, walnuts, and 1 cup flaked coconut (if desired).

  5. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.

  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely.

  7. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake, if desired. Visit www.splenda.com for a delicious Cream Cheese Frosting recipe!

Categories

Vegetables, Dessert, American, Easter, Bake, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 158.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
215
Calories from Fat
46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.1g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
505mg
21%
Potassium
376mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
37.2g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
7.9g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 127% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 7% Iron 11%
* 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
95% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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