Slimmed Down Carrot Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Slimmed down Carrot Cake recipe? Learn how to make Slimmed down Carrot Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by timfarrell

Makes 12 servings



Trisha Yearwood's carrot cake

Recipe Ingredients for Slimmed down Carrot Cake

1 Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
1 1/2 cups Coconut Sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jar carrot baby food
72 g grated coconut
2/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped
114 g crushed pineapple, drained
1 One 8-ounce package Neufchatel cheese,
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Recipe Directions for Slimmed down Carrot Cake

  1. For the carrot cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom of a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan with cooking spray, line with parchment paper and grease the paper with cooking spray.

  2. With an electric mixer, cream the granulated sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs together in a large bowl. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and mix well. Add the carrot puree, coconut, walnuts and pineapple and beat until smooth.

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool the cake for about 5 minutes. Spray a wire rack with cooking spray. Run a knife around the edges of the pan and turn the cake out onto the wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.

  4. For the frosting: Using an electric mixer, beat the Neufchatel in a medium bowl until smooth. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar and continue beating until fully combined. Mix in the vanilla.

  5. Frost the cake and garnish with the chopped walnuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  6. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/slimmed-down-carrot-cake-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 122.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
426
Calories from Fat
152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.9g
26%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Sodium
334mg
14%
Potassium
162mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
64.6g
22%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
45.7g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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