Applesauce Carrot Cake Recipe
When you’re working on your healthy eating habits, you will find that applesauce makes this cake healthier than your regular cake.
2 cups whole grain flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup olive oil
3 large eggs
3 cups carrots, coarsely chopped
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
In a separate small bowl, combine the applesauce, oil and eggs. Add to the flour mixture, stirring until the ingredients are well blended. Add the carrots and mix again.
Pour the batter into a greased 9″ tube pan, or use a 9″ x 13″ rectangular cake pan, or two bread loaf pans, or a cupcake pan.
Bake the cake in a preheated 350° F oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean. Set the cake on a wire rack for five minutes. Then, run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake, and turn the cake out onto the rack to cool.
Servings: 16. Per serving: Calories: 145, Fat: 6 g, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 4 g
This is a favorite recipe that not only tastes good but supports healthy eating habits, it’s simple to make and delicious to eat!