Heart Healthy Carrot Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

EXTRA moist carrot. very dense mixture does not raise much but is absoultly FAB. I prepare in mini loafs and sharing with friend(I am the only one in the house who like Carrot cake)but everyone else is gradually trying this recipe and liking it. I omit the raisins and nuts and does great(if you ever wonder. Cuts very easily due to its denseness. Unfrosted "bars" Great for breakfast, no crumbs travels well in the car for on the go mornings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13" X 9" baking pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves, set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly beat in the sugar. Then slowly beat in the applesauce, buttermilk and vanilla.
  4. Using a spoon, stir in the flour mixture just until combined. Then stir in, one ingredient at a time, the crushed pineapple, carrots, walnuts and raisins.
  5. Spread mixture in prepared pan. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Most Helpful

This is delicious! My mother was skeptical about a "healthy cake" but was quick to change her mind. I did however, skip the pineapple, double the nuts, and substitute 2/3 cup of the 1 1/3 cup sugar for 1/3 honey and 1/3 agave nectar. Just for personal preference. Tell me if I'm really missing out on anything.

amj57 October 12, 2008

This cake is wonderful! Carrot cake is my daughters favorite and we have been looking for a healthy one that is good. I will be making it often.

sctimko August 05, 2008

VERY, VERY NICE CARROT CAKE, & that comes from one who knows carrot cake! Hands down more healthy than my own recipe (which I'll continue to make now & then!), & it is extremely good WITHOUT the frosting! Some carrot cakes NEED the frosting because the cake itself isn't very moist, but not so this one! Very tasty, very moist! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]

Sydney Mike May 01, 2008