Cooking Light Carrot Cake Recipe

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


Submitted by carababeara

Makes 20 servings



A carrot cake recipe makeover; Cooking Light's take on a 1,400 calorie per slice Paula Deen recipe

Recipe Ingredients for Cooking Light Carrot Cake

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 tablespoons butter
3 large eggs
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
7 ounces Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Recipe Directions for Cooking Light Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. To prepare cake, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add 2 cups grated carrot, tossing to combine.

  3. Place granulated sugar, brown sugar, and 6 tablespoons butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spread batter into a 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake completely on a wire rack.

  4. To prepare frosting, place softened cream cheese and next 4 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon salt) in a medium bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at medium speed until combined (don't overbeat). Spread frosting evenly over top of cake. Sprinkle evenly with toasted pecans.

Categories

Dessert, American, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 82.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.7g
10%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
156mg
7%
Potassium
132mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
44.3g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
31.9g
Protein
4.3g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6% Iron 5%
* 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
D+
    Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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