Easy Carrot Cake Recipe
Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Don't let the long list of ingredients in this Easy Carrot Cake scare you! This is truly easy to make with pre-shredded organic carrots and lots of on-hand spices most of us keep in our cupboards.
Baking spray with flour
1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup measurable sugar substitute (such as Stevia)
1/3 cup plus 1-tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup liquid egg substitute
1 large egg white
1-1/2 cups finely grated carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup currants
1 can(6-ounce) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
Frozen non-fat, sugar-free whipped topping, thawed (optional)
Preheat oven 350-degrees. Coat an 10-inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the sugar substitute, dry milk, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Stir to mix well.
Mix in the oil and egg substitute using a low setting on your electric mixer. Fold in the carrots, walnuts, currants and pineapple. Spread in the prepared pan and bake until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in pan, remove the outside of the cake pan and slice.
If using, top with thawed whipped topping.
Did You Know?
Carrots are one of the Top 20 Cleansing Foods!
Recipe makes 16 servings
Total Fat: >8g; Saturated Fat: 0.6g; Carbohydrates: 20g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 204mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 4g;
Calories from fat: 44 percent
Exchanges: 1-1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1-1/2 fat