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    Healthy Carrot Cake

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    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    Chris from Kansas's Note:

    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.

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    Cream Cheese Frosting


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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 03, 2008


      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.

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    • on August 24, 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.

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    • on February 10, 2008


      Very tasty. I made this for my daughter's first birthday. I used 100% whole "white wheat" and left out the raisins in the cake. I baked the cake in two 8" round pans. Since I was making this a layer cake, I needed more frosting so I used 16 ounces of cream cheese. I wanted less sugar in the frosting, so I used 1 cup of raisins, and 1 cup of powdered sugar along with 2 teaspoons vanilla and 2 teaspoons skim milk. I whirled the raisins in the food processor and then added the other ingredients. Since I was doubling the frosting, the 1 cup of powdered sugar ended up being just 1/4 of the original amount.

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthy Carrot Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (143 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 411.0
    Calories from Fat 90
    Total Fat 10.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 32.5 mg
    Sodium 393.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 75.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 52.1 g
    Protein 6.9 g

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