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    Light Chocolate Carrot Cake With Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

    Light Chocolate Carrot Cake With Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing. Photo by FLKeysJen

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    1 hr

    20 mins

    40 mins

    FLKeysJen's Note:

    It's a chocolate cake with the health benefits of eating a whole carrot per serving! This low fat makeover of Chocolate Carrot Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing has only 19% of the fat and 14% of the cholesterol, but all of the carrot cake-like texture with coconut and walnuts. To us, this tastes much better than the original which has a strong flavor of vegetable oil. If you think you may be tempted to overindulge, a half recipe fits perfectly in an 8-inch square pan.

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    1. 1
      CAKE: In a bowl, combine flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and spices; stir in walnuts, raisins and coconut.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, beat together the egg substitute and sugars; add pudding mix and sour cream; stir in carrots.
    3. 3
      Add flour mixture all at once, mixing just until evenly combined.
    4. 4
      Spray a 13 x 9-inch cake pan with non-fat cooking spray, and line with parchment paper or waxed paper; then spray the paper with non-fat cooking spray.
    5. 5
      Pour the batter into the pan and bake in a 325 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched and cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.
    6. 6
      Let cool.
    7. 7
      TO MAKE ICING: Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat cream cheese and neufchatel cheese until light; gradually beat in the cocoa powder and sugar.
    8. 8
      Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes or until spreadable.
    9. 9
      Spread over the cooled cake.

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    • on March 20, 2009



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    Nutritional Facts for Light Chocolate Carrot Cake With Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (130 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 394.3
    Calories from Fat 55
    Total Fat 6.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 10.0 mg
    Sodium 528.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 81.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 54.2 g
    Protein 9.0 g

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