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Deliciously Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Deliciously Healthy Carrot Cake, by , is from Beito-Hegne-Sponhaltz Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Maureen Matthews
Added: Friday, September 14, 2007


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs
3 cups coarsely shredded carrot (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup raisins
2/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
Vegetable cooking spray
Cream Cheese Icing, recipe follows


Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well.
Combine sugar and oil in a large bowl; stir well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wire whisk after each addition. Stir in carrot, raisins, buttermilk, vanilla, and pineapple. Add flour mixture, and stir well.
Spoon batter into a 13- x 9- x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Prepare Cream Cheese Icing while cake cools. Spread Cream Cheese Icing over top of cooled cake.




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