Light Carrot Cocoa Snack Cake --(Brownies)

Total Time
35mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
25 mins

A very light, low calorie snack cake. I agree with the reviewers, not a browie at all, but that was the name on the recipe, so I stuck with it. Super easy, and a healthy way to get some carrots into a dessert!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9 inch square pan with sprayable oil.
  2. Mix cocoa, flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Mix in shredded carrots and sugar.
  4. In another small bowl, mix egg whites, milk, apple sauce and vanilla.
  5. Lightly beat with fork and add to dry ingredients.
  6. Mix just until blended.
  7. Pour batter into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Cool and cut into squares.
Most Helpful

5 5

This has a lovely light flavour and texture. Very enjoyable and quick and easy to make too! I liked the colour of the carrots through the brownie and the recipe cooked perfectly.

4 5

I had a pile of carrots so I decided to try this out. After reading the other reviews, I reduced the baking powder to 1 tsp, doubled the cocoa powder, and reduced the flower by 1/4 cup. This resulted in a much more brownie-like texture. The chocolate flavor was VERY strong though, so some might prefer a smaller proportion or a bit more sugar to get the more usual "brownie chocolate" taste. Like many chocolate cakes, the flavor improves after a day or so. I'll be making this again.

5 5

These were AMAZING. I can't believe they were basically fat-free (I used fat-free soy milk)! They certainly were not like what I expected from a brownie, in fact they wre more like a cake...a very moist, light cake. I agree, the colour of the carrots is interesting...and I should have listened to the other reviewers and added more cocoa. But these are definitely being made again to satisfy any chocolate cake cravings!