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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake - Lower Cals Recipe

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Submitted by bobanna28

Makes 20 servings



Revised for lower fat and sugar content

Recipe Ingredients for Gluten-Free Carrot Cake - lower cals

1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups flour (all-purpose gluten-free + 1 tsp guar gum)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups freshly grated carrots
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 ounces Fat Free cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups icing sugar

Recipe Directions for Gluten-Free Carrot Cake - lower cals

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F / 176 C

  2. Use two round 9-inch cake pans, one 9x13 pan or 36 muffin cups for this recipe. If using round cake pans, lightly grease and place a circle of parchment in the bottom of the pan for easy removal. Use paper lining cups if making cupcakes.

  3. Cream sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl with an electric beater or stand mixer. Add oil and vanilla and beat just until smooth.

  4. In a separate bowl combine gluten-free flour mix, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until blended.

  5. Stir in grated carrots and nuts. Pour the batter into prepared pans.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. For muffins, reduce baking time to 30-35 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test. Cool on a wire rack.

  7. While cake or muffins are cooling place butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat on high until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.

  8. When cake is cool frost.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
265
Calories from Fat
79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.8g
14%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Sodium
309mg
13%
Potassium
146mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
43.9g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
32.6g
Protein
3.3g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 2%
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
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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