Healthier Carrot Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by ugottalovecarmen

With Easter arriving, I was searching for recipes that were relatively healthy, compared to my normal Easter recipes. I came across other "healthy" versions of carrot cake, but tested them and they turned out skimpy and did not quite satisfy me. Therefore, I went into my kitchen and came up with my own little concoction that is moderate in fat, but not absolutely low fat. Hope you enjoy!

Top Review by Sydney Mike

I absolutely love carrot cake & am always willing to try a new version! I made this one pretty much as written, but I did cut way back on the amount of frosting that I used, making just half the amount indicated! Thanks for posting your recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat to 350°F.
  2. Beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix until combined.
  3. Stir in the grated carrots and crushed and drained pineapple. Then, fold in the pecans.
  4. Grease a 9 by 13" pan and pour the batter inches.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes, using the toothpick test to check doneness. Turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling after pulling the cake out from the oven for about 10 minutes.
  6. As the cake cools, make the FROSTING. Beat the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract until it creams together as one. Fold in the chopped nuts.
  7. After the cake is completely cooled, frost the cake with this cream cheese frosting.

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