Monday, October 8, 2012

Healthy Carrot Cake (with Homemade Frosting!)



I made this for my brother's birthday. He didn't know it was healthy until after he took a huge bite, grinned with a mouth full of cake, mumbled out "this is delicious!", and dove in to take another bite when I announced it. 
Everyone was pretty impressed. 

So make it, and enjoy every last bite!
Homemade Healthy Carrot Cake:
  • 2 cup flour 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups shredded carrots (Note: Use big carrots and grate on small part of cheese grater)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven 350
Mix dry ingredients together and wet (wet includes carrot shreds), then blend together; slowly mixing them till fully combined.
Pour in two 8inch pans or one 13x9. 
Bake 35 min for 8 inc, 40-45 in 13x9 or until no longer wet in center.
Cheesecake Flavor Frosting:
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter (you can't really get around this, you need the fat to create the whipped texture)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Powdered sugar
Mix together and add in 1/4 cup of powdered sugar at a time until desired texture is reached.

ENJOY!!!!

Nutrition Information
Serving 15 slices
175 Cal * 9g Fat  *  1 Sat Fat  *  22 carbs *  9 sugar  * 250 sodium

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