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Carrot-Walnut Cake (lighter recipe)

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16

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

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups sugar
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 3/4
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
5
medium carrots, shredded (3 cups)
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting (<I>lighter recipe</I>)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 2 Mix sugar, oil, applesauce and egg product in large bowl until blended; beat with spoon 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients except carrots, walnuts and Cream Cheese Frosting; beat with spoon 1 minute. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Expert Tips

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.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
12%
Saturated Fat
3 g
3%
Cholesterol
5 mg
5%
Sodium
250 mg
250%
Total Carbohydrate
65 g
65%
Dietary Fiber
2 g
2%
Protein
5 g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
76%
76%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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