Healthy Carrot Cake

16 Servings

Ingredients

Cake

1/2 cup fat-free egg product
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded carrots (about 4 medium)

Frosting

4 oz (half of 8-oz package) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
2 tablespoons butter or no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 to 2 teaspoons fat-free (skim) milk
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottoms only of two 8-inch round cake pans with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix egg product, oil, pumpkin, 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until well blended.
  • 2 Add all remaining cake ingredients except carrots. Beat on low speed 30 seconds or until well blended. Stir in carrots. Pour batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully run knife around sides of pans to loosen; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. On low speed, beat in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla until well blended. Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth. If necessary, add milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until frosting is desired consistency. Spread frosting between cake layers and on top. Sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Smartpoints 12
Calories 280
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2 1/2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 190mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 31g
Protein 3g
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