Low Fat Carrot Cake with Icing Recipe

Looking for an easy Low Fat Carrot Cake with Icing recipe? Learn how to make Low Fat Carrot Cake with Icing using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lec1985

Makes 16 servings



Less than 250 calories a serving!

Recipe Ingredients for Low Fat Carrot Cake with Icing

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 egg whites
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 ounce crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup light cream cheese
1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Low Fat Carrot Cake with Icing

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13-inch x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk. In another bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

  3. Beat in sugar slowly, followed by the applesauce, buttermilk and vanilla.

  4. Add to flour mixture and stir until just moist. Stir in the pineapple, carrots, raisins and walnuts.

  5. Spoon batter into baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Cool on a wire rack before frosting.

  7. For the frosting:

  8. Beat cream cheeses together with lemon juice and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar until desired consistency.

  9. Spread over cooled cake.

  10. Cut cake into 16 squares.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 116.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
237
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
211mg
9%
Potassium
204mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
47.3g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
32.3g
Protein
4.1g
Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* 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
C
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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