Healthy Carrot Cake
 
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Carrots, cinnamon, cream cheese frosting- what more can you ask for out of a dessert? This Healthy Carrot Cake is the perfect sweet treat to enjoy this upcoming Easter (or any time honestly) and still stay on track with your health goals!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • For the cake:
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 cups finely shredded carrot
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • For the frosting:
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and buttermilk powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together 2 eggs and sugars until smooth.
  4. Whisk in crushed pineapple then slowly whisk in coconut oil and water.
  5. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until everything is combined.
  6. Fold in the shredded carrots.
  7. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 pan coated with cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the center is set. You'll know it's done when you can insert a toothpick or a sharp knife into the center and it comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool completely before frosting it. This can take 2-3 hours.
  10. To make the frosting add the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla into a medium mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, blend the ingredients together until smooth.
  11. Spread on the cake and sprinkle with pecans.
  12. Cut into 16 slices and serve
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/16 of recipes Calories: 318 Fat: 16 Saturated fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 42 WW Points +: 21 Fiber: 2 Protein: 5
Recipe by Organize Yourself Skinny at https://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com/healthy-carrot-cake/