Moist Carrot Cake Recipe
This is a delicious and moist carrot cake recipe, with my favorite - cream cheese icing.
The grated apple adds taste and moisture, while the mix of half white flour and half whole wheat makes it healthier.
If we're going to eat cake, a healthy mixture of carrots, raisins, apples, walnuts and wheat flour will take away at least a bit of the guilt and will be so much better for you.
Cream Cheese Icing
4 ounces cream cheese
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Add the carrots, apples, raisins and walnuts. Stir until evenly mixed.
Bake in a greased and floured pan, 9"x13"x2" or a bundt type pan or two round cake pans. Bake at 350ºF for 35-40 minutes if using the 13" long pan.
Always check for doneness by piercing the center of the cake with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, it's done. If you use the round cake pans, check for doneness about 5 to 10 minutes earlier as they are smaller and you don't want to over bake the cake.
Let the cake cool and ice with the cream cheese icing below.
Blend all of the icing ingredients together and spread over cooled cake.
If you are making a layered carrot cake in the round pans and want to put some icing between the layers, double this recipe to make sure you have enough.
Makes about 12 servings.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (with icing)
Calories 496; Calories from Fat 272; Total Fat 30.2g; Saturated Fat 7.6g; Trans Fat 0.1g; Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 443mg; Total Carbohydrates 52.8g; Dietary Fiber 2.4g; Sugars 32.0g; Protein 6.6g; Vitamin A 68%; Vitamin C 3%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
This is a fantastic way to get picky kids to eat their fruit and vegetables. Leave off the icing for a much lower sugar dessert.
Try it and give me your feedback. I'd love to hear from you.
The walnuts in this carrot cake recipe are so good for you. Look here to see the health benefits of nuts.
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