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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

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


Submitted by scyocum

Makes 1 serving



A healthy, lower calorie and lower sugar Carrot Cake recipe.

Recipe Ingredients for Healthy Carrot Cake

1 3/4 cup Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
0.67 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon, Ground
1 tsp Nutmeg, Ground
1 large Egg, Whole
2 large Egg, White
1 1/4 cup, packed Sugars, Brown
3.9 oz Apple Sauce Unsweetened Organics
3 1/4 cup, grated Carrots
0.67 cup Milk, Buttermilk, Fluid, Cultured, Lowfat
3/4 cup Natural Sun Dried Figs
3/4 cup (not packed) Raisins, Seedless
1 cup Orange Juice Not From Concentrate with Calcium
16 oz Low fat Plain Cream Cheese
8 oz Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 oz Soymilk Light Vanilla

Recipe Directions for Healthy Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Coat two round 9 inch pans with spray and dust lightly with flour.

  3. Tap out the excess flour.

  4. Whisk the flours with the baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

  5. Set aside.

  6. Beat the egg, egg whites, brown sugar and oil with an electric mixer until smooth.

  7. Add the juice from the orange, add orange and lemon zest, carrots and beat for 1 minute.

  8. Add the buttermilk, figs and raisins and beat again.

  9. Add the flour mixture and beat until well mixed.

  10. Scrape the batter into the pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

  11. Cool the cake in the pan set on a wire rack.

  12. Frost, if desired, when completely cool.

  13. Store the cake in the pan in the refrigerator.

  14. To make the frosting, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an elecric mixer set at medium-high speed until smooth.

  15. Reduce the speed to medium-low and add the milk, a tsp. at a time until the frosting is at spreading consistency.

  16. Spread the frosting on the cooled, uncut cake.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2378.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
4339
Calories from Fat
1003
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
111.5g
172%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
542mg
181%
Sodium
4579mg
191%
Potassium
3313mg
95%
Total Carbohydrates
781.3g
260%
Dietary Fiber
57.4g
230%
Sugars
396.6g
Protein
113.9g
Vitamin A 673% Vitamin C 155%
Calcium 114% Iron 104%
* 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
C-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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