Lighter Carrot Cake Recipe

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


Submitted by lililegs

Makes 16 servings



Lower fat and less sugar in a classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Recipe Ingredients for Lighter Carrot Cake

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup walnuts (optional)
1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
2 eggs
4 oz egg whites
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour white
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
4 cups carrot, raw grated
8 oz cream cheese, lite
1 cups powdered sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla

Recipe Directions for Lighter Carrot Cake

  1. Cream brown sugar and oil

  2. add eggs & whites and applesause

  3. add carrot

  4. In separate bowl combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, baking powder

  5. add dry ingredients to moist and stir just enough to combine

  6. bake in greased 13 x 9 pan at 350 for 40ish minutes (use toothpick to test for doneness after 30 minutes)

  7. While baking, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla for frosting

  8. Frost cooled cake

  9. You could add 1 cup of raisins or nuts to the recipe if you want.

Categories

Dessert, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 120.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
276
Calories from Fat
106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.8g
18%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Sodium
412mg
17%
Potassium
256mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
36.1g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
19.1g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 71% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 7% Iron 9%
* 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
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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