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Spiced carrot cake

1
Sweets & Desserts
Servings
12

If you’d prefer to add some icing similar to typical carrot cake, beat together 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. You also can bake this cake in a cast-iron skillet for a different presentation and shape.

  • Cooking spray, 1 two-second spray(s)
  • Sugar, 1 cup(s)
  • Non-fat plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup(s)
  • Canola oil, ¼ cup(s)
  • Eggs, 4 large
  • All purpose flour, 2 cup(s)
  • Baking powder, 2 tsp(s)
  • Baking soda, 2 tsp(s)
  • Cinnamon, ground, 2 tsp(s)
  • Ground cloves, ½ tsp(s)
  • Nutmeg, ground, ¼ tsp(s)
  • Kosher salt, ½ tsp(s)
  • Vanilla extract, 1 tbsp(s)
  • Carrots, 3 cup(s), grated, or shredded

Method

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two 8x8-inch cake pans with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, yogurt, oil and eggs. Using an electric mixer, mix approximately 2-3 minutes to dissolve the sugar.

Add the dry ingredients and the vanilla and mix on medium speed about 1 minute until well incorporated. Fold or mix in the shredded carrots.

Divide the batter between the cake pans. Bake approximately 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean in the center or the top of the cake bounces back when touched.

Slice each cake into 6 pieces. If desired, drizzle with a light cream cheese icing. Or, you can cut each cake in half, placing one half on top of the other with a layer of icing between.

Nutrition facts per serving
Makes 12 servings

Food Groups

V
Vegetables
0.4
F
Fruits
0
C
Carbohydrates
1.1
PD
Protein/Dairy
0.3
Ft
Fats
0.9
S
Sweets
0.9

Nutrition Facts

Calories233
Total Fat6.6 g
- Saturated Fat0.9 g
Cholesterol62.9 mg
Sodium424 mg
Total Carbohydrate36.8 g
- Dietary Fiber1.6 g
- Total Sugars18.8 g
-- Added Sugars0 g
Protein6.5 g
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