Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Dr. Oz style.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Turn on oven to 350º. Grease and flour your cake pan (9x13, two circles or a bundt pan).
  2. Combine the wet ingredients: Brown sugar, oil, applesauce, eggs in a large bowl. Then combine the dry ingredients: flour, soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger. Combine the two batches with just a few swipes of a spoon - don't overmix!
  3. Then stir in the carrots and walnuts.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. For the icing: Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer. Spread on cooled cake.
Most Helpful

Thanks for posting a great recipe! I'm sure this deserves 5 stars but because I made some alterations, I'm giving it a very solid 4 stars. I'm adding the changes to my review so I can remember them for next time ;-) I reduced the brown sugar and added a can of well drained crushed pineapple, I used Bob's gluten-free wheat flour, egg beaters, increased the applesauce and reduced the oil. I made these in muffin tins in order to freeze them for a quick snack or breakfast. They turned out great! The whole family loved them. I frosted a few in honor of the adorable husband's birthday but left the rest naked. Thanks again for posting this one!
UPDATE: I've made these a few times now and this last time I exchanged ground milled flaxseed for the eggs. I used 1/3 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of applesauce this time. I also reduced the flour to 1 1/2 cups and added some whey protein. They turned out just perfectly moist and tasty.

saracho April 29, 2012