Recipe: Tasty Healthy Carrot Cake

Healthy Carrot Cake. View Recipe: Carrot Cake Some time back, carrot cake became the poster child for a healthy-sounding food that is actually a fat and calorie disaster. But we'd forgotten how much of a disaster it could be until we looked at an online recipe from a celebrity chef who shall go unnamed. This is the best classic carrot cake I've ever tried!

It's a famous secretly healthy dessert because it does not taste healthy! Completely nut free and easily made dairy-free, vegan & gluten-free! When ready to assemble your healthy carrot cake, discard the whey and add strained yogurt into a medium bowl along with icing sugar and vanilla extract. You can cook Healthy Carrot Cake using 17 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Healthy Carrot Cake

  1. It's 4 of eggs.
  2. Prepare 3/4 cup of vegetable oil.
  3. You need 1 1/2 cup of white sugar.
  4. You need 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
  5. Prepare 2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour.
  6. You need 2 tsp of baking soda.
  7. It's 1 tsp of baking powder.
  8. Prepare 1/2 tsp of salt.
  9. You need 2 tsp of ground cinnamon.
  10. You need 3 cup of grated carrots.
  11. You need 1 cup of chopped pecans.
  12. You need of FROSTING.
  13. Prepare 1/4 cup of butter, softened.
  14. You need 1 of (8 oz. ) package Neufchatel cheese, softened.
  15. It's 2 cup of confectioners' sugar.
  16. It's 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  17. It's 1 cup of chopped pecans.

The BEST moist healthy carrot cake you'll ever eat made with almond and coconut flour and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup. Packed with coconut, raisins and pecans and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting that's easily dairy free! This healthy carrot cake is also whole grain. I replaced a good portion of the all purpose flour with Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour.

Healthy Carrot Cake step by step

  1. COOK: 1 hr.
  2. READY: 2-1/2 hr.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 ° F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan..
  4. In a bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar, & 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, & cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan..
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely..
  6. FROSTING: In a medium bowl, combine butter, Neufchatel cheese, confectioners' sugar, & 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake..

Its lightly nutty flavor blends subtly with the walnuts and warm spices, and if I hadn't baked this cake myself, I would never have noticed the swap. We have healthy carrot cake cupcakes, vegan carrot cake, gluten-free carrot cake and more. Find recipes with pineapple, cream cheese frosting and more carrot cake recipes to make you say yum. I feel like carrot cake is a dessert most people tend to only make around Easter. But honestly, carrot cake is such an incredible dessert and I think it should be enjoyed all year long.