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Carrot cake

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece
Calories 280

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 2 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Total fat 9 g
Sodium 192 mg
Cholesterol 1 mg
Dietary fiber 1 g
Protein 4 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Enjoy carrot cake with less guilt. This recipe uses applesauce in place of half the oil and fat-free cream cheese in the frosting.

Ingredients

(Serves 16)

For the cake:

  • 1 1/3 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 5 egg whites from large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup canned, crushed pineapple (in own juice), drained

For the frosting:

  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese spread, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch cake pan with cooking spray. Dust with a bit of flour (about 1 tablespoon) and turn the pan over to remove most of the flour.

In a medium saucepan, add the carrots and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the water and set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon.

In another bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, beat together the oil, applesauce, egg whites and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and beat until well blended. Fold in the cooked carrots, walnuts, coconut and pineapple.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and let cool completely on the cooling rack, about 1 hour.

For the frosting: In a small mixing bowl, add cream cheese and beat slowly with an electric mixer. Add the powdered sugar slowly and continue beating. Add the vanilla and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. Frost the top and sides of the cake.

Last Updated: May 28th, 2020