Carrot Cake

By sexyswamprat

  • refrigerated butter-flavored cooking spray

  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup (114 g) plain nonfat yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) canola oil

  • 1/2 cup (136 g) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/3 cup (73 g) dark brown sugar, packed

  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups (313 g) unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup (110 g) shredded carrots

  • 4 ounces (120 g) unsweetened crushed pineapple with juice

  • 1/4 cup (36 g) dark raisins

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C, Gas Mark 6). Position the top rack in the center of the oven. Lightly coat a 9 inch (22.5 cm) bundt pan with cooking spray. Dust with flour and tap out excess.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, yogurt, oil, applesauce, brown sugar, and vanilla. On a piece of waxed paper, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt (if using), cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add to egg-applesauce mixture, stirring until incorporated.

  3. Stir in the carrots. Drain and reserve the juice from the pineapple. Stir the drained pineapple and raisins into the cake batter.

  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Slide a thin knife around the edges and center of the cake to loosen it from the pan. Invert onto a rack to cool.

  6. When ready to serve, transfer cake to a serving platter.

Nutritional Facts

Per serving (cake only)
103 calories (20% calories from fat)
3 g protein
2 g total fat (0.2 g saturated fat)
19 g carbohydrate
1 g dietary fiber
123 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges
1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 bread/starch)

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5 replies

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-29 08:29:41 -0600 Report

I love carrot cake! I am going to make this for the superbowl. I am going to spoon this in "little" muffin tins. I will leave half plain and ice the other half. I thimk I could at least taste it with all the other yummy other appetizers and food we will be having. Thanks Lynda this is going to be a staple in my recipe box…Debe

jaclyncrystal 2008-12-10 14:51:40 -0600 Report

I am starting to drool, must leave receipt section, I love carrot cake, going to try this one for sure. jackie