CARROT CAKE RECIPE

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A moist and decadent dessert that has been listened up to help keep you on track. This classic carrot cake delivers all the flavors you know and love, but with less fat and calories.

Calories223 kcal

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup raisins

1 egg

2 egg whites

2 1/2 cups shredded carrots

1/2 cup applesauce

1/3 cup light butter (melted)

12 oz fat free cream cheese

3 tbsp hot water

5 oz Jet Puffed marshmallow creme

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with non-fat cooking spray (I used butter flavored Pam), line the bottoms with parchment or wax paper, and spray the paper with the nonstick spray.

Combine the flour, both kinds of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

Whisk the egg substitute and egg whites in a large bowl. Add the carrots, applesauce, butter, and raisins, and hot water stirring until blended. With a rubber spatula, add the flour mixture to the carrot mixture, and stir until blended. Spread the batter evenly in the cake pans. Bake until the cakes are nicely browned and the center of each one bounces back when lightly pressed with a fingertip, approx 30-32 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans, peel off the paper, and cool completely on racks.

To make the frosting, with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the remaining ingredients until smooth.

Place on layer of cake on a cake plate, and using 1/2 cup of frosting, frost evenly out to edges. Place other layer of cake on top, and spread remaining frosting on top and on sides. Slice into 16 servings.

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