Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

2016-04-02
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

With the rise in the number of diabetics in the world, there has also been a rise in the search for sugar free recipes such as carrot cake recipe. Here is a tried and tested mouthwatering and sugar free carrot cake recipe that you can prepare at home and enjoy without any worry about the harms of sugar.

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Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup of apple juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3 cups of whole wheat grain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups of fresh grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 cup of splenda
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Method

Step 1

Carrot Cake: Preheat the oven to 350F.

Step 2

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed and it doubles in volume.

Step 3

Break in the eggs, one by one, and beat well.

Step 4

Add the apple sauce, apple juice, oil and water and blend the mix well so that everything is well incorporated.

Step 5

In a bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg.

Step 6

Add the dry ingredients to the wet egg–apple mix and blend well.

Step 7

Grease two 9-inch baking pans and pour the batter in the two pans equally. Smooth the tops.

Step 8

Bake in the oven at 350F for about 25-30 minutes and then again at 325F for about 10-12 minutes.

Step 9

Remove and cool on a wire rack before serving or applying frosting.

Step 10

Sugar free cream cheese frosting for the cake: Beat the splenda in a mixer to get a fine sugar mix.

Step 11

Add the cream cheese and butter to the mix and beat well to get a smooth mix.

Step 12

Mix in the vanilla extract. Let the mix stand for some time before using.

Step 13

To assemble the cake: Place one cake on a serving stand and apply a layer of frosting on the top.

Step 14

Put another cake on top of it and press lightly.

Step 15

Cover the cakes using the rest of the frosting from all sides.

Step 16

Cool the cake in the fridge for some time to let the frosting set before cutting up to serve. Note: Use freshly grated carrots as the juices will keep the cake moist.

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