Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a really good lower-fat version of carrot cake. It is from a book called Dr. Cookie, which includes healthier versions of popular desserts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Coat a 9X13 pan with spray and dust lightly with flour.
  3. Tap out the excess flour.
  4. Whisk the flours with the baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Beat the egg, egg whites, brown sugar and oil with an electric mixer until smooth.
  7. Add the carrots and beat for 1 minute.
  8. Add the buttermilk, pineapple and raisins and beat again.
  9. Add the flour mixture and beat until well mixed.
  10. Scrape the batter into the pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool the cake in the pan set on a wire rack.
  12. Frost, if desired, when completely cool.
  13. Store the cake in the pan in the refrigerator.
  14. To make the frosting, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an elecric mixer set at medium-high speed until smooth.
  15. Reduce the speed to medium-low and add the milk, a tsp.
  16. at a time until the frosting is at spreading consistency.
  17. Spread the frosting on the cooled, uncut cake.
Most Helpful

This cake is ridiculously good. I put in applesauce instead of oil and i used 2 whole eggs. I had my doubts, but it's too good.

Holly Blackwell May 03, 2008

Very good. I deleted the raisins and reduced the brown sugar to 1 cup. Also, I found that only 1/2 c of powdered sugar was needed in the frosting. I also made these into cupcakes, rather than a whole cake. The recipe made 20, which with my modifications were approx. 185 calories each.

933113 August 24, 2008

This was a very tasty, healthy carrot cake recipe! I cut the recipe in half and made cupcakes (like another reviewer) and I came out with 10 cupcakes. I left out the raisins and walnuts because they were for a work birthday with people who don't care for those two items. The cupcakes were moist and flavorful. I used white whole wheat flour and whole wheat flour. This was an easy and good recipe. I'd like to make it again.

SugarPlum336 March 31, 2015