Healthy Carrot Cake

With the rise in the number of diabetics in the world, there has also been a rise in the search for sugar free recipes such as carrot cake recipe. Here is a tried and tested mouthwatering and sugar free carrot cake recipe that you can prepare at home and enjoy without any worry about the harms of sugar.

Ingredients:

Carrot Cake:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup of apple juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3 cups of whole wheat grain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups of fresh grated carrots

Sugar free cream cheese frosting for the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 cup of splenda
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Instructions:

Carrot Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed and it doubles in volume.
  • Break in the eggs, one by one, and beat well.
  • Add the apple sauce, apple juice, oil and water and blend the mix well so that everything is well incorporated.
  • In a bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet egg and apple mix and blend well.
  • Stir in the grated carrots, add the raisins, and mix well.
  • Grease two 9-inch baking pans and pour the batter in the two pans equally. Smooth the tops.
  • Bake in the oven at 350F for about 25-30 minutes and then again at 325F for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove and cool on a wire rack before serving or applying frosting.

Sugar free cream cheese frosting for the cake:

  • Beat the splenda in a mixer to get a fine sugar mix.
  • Add the cream cheese and butter to the mix and beat well to get a smooth mix.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Let the mix stand for some time before using.

To assemble the cake:

  • Place one cake on a serving stand and apply a layer of frosting on the top.
  • Put another cake on top of it and press lightly.
  • Cover the cakes using the rest of the frosting from all sides.
  • Cool the cake in the fridge for some time to let the frosting set before cutting up to serve.

Note: Use freshly grated carrots as the juices will keep the cake moist.

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Healthy Carrot Cake