Amazing Healthy Carrot Cake
Traditional carrot cake recipes have a lot of fat in them due to the oil. I substitute with applesauce, and use whole wheat flour makes a dense cake but it still moist.
Amazing Healthy Carrot Cake
Traditional carrot cake recipes have a lot of fat in them due to the oil. I substitute with applesauce, and use whole wheat flour makes a dense cake but it still moist.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F, 180 C or Gas 4.
  2. Grease a 9″ x 13″ sheet pan or two 9″ round baking pan with oil.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the apple butter, applesauce, eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Next, slowly add flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon to the mixture. Blend until all of the ingredients are moistened.
  5. Lightly mix in the grated carrots and then add nuts/raisins (optional). Slap the pans on the counter to help remove large air bubbles.
  6. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes. Test with a tooth pick to ensure the stick comes out clean.
  7. You have a few options for serving. You can serve as single layer cakes or make a layer cake of the 2 round tins if company is coming.
  8. Frosting: the cake is just as delicious without any topping at all. Alternatively, dust with powdered sugar, make a  light icing made of powered sugar and milk, or a try my cream cheese icing.
  9. Garnish with chopped nuts or candied carrots /curls.
Recipe Notes

The recipe for how to make carrot curls can be found in my book Abbey Cooks Entertain which can be downloaded in minutes.

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