Carrot Cake (lighter recipe)

Carrot Cake (<I>lighter recipe</I>)

Low-fat ingredients like applesauce, egg whites and reduced-fat cream cheese make for a cake with the same great flavor of high-fat carrot cakes.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:05

Hr:Mins

Makes

16

servings

Cake
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup unsweetened applesauce
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg
4
egg whites
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 3/4
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
5
medium carrots, shredded (3 cups)
Cream Cheese Frosting
4
oz (half of 8-oz package) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1 1/2
teaspoons fat-free (skim) milk
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, mix sugar, oil, applesauce, vanilla, egg and egg whites until blended; beat with spoon 1 minute. Stir in remaining cake ingredients except carrots; beat with spoon 1 minute. Stir in carrots. Pour into pan.
  2. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack.
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over cake.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success
Mixing time can make the difference between a so-so cake and a great cake. Overmixing results in “tunnels” and can cause the cake to sink in the center; undermixing results in a crumbly texture.
Time Saver
Let your food processor save you time. The carrots can be shredded in a matter of seconds when you use this kitchen tool.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 210mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 36g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.