This take on a classic carrot cake brings all the traditional flavors you love with a lighter twist. Carrots, applesauce, and a blend of warm spices make this dessert a perfect treat.
Total time: 1 hour
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Recipe serves: 18 Servings
- 6 egg whites
- 1 1/3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Lightly grease a 9X13 pan with nonfat cooking spray.
- In large mixing bowl, beat egg whites. Slowly beat in sugar, then applesauce, skim milk, and vanilla. Stir in cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda, and flour. Stir in, one ingredient at a time: pineapple (with juice), carrots, walnuts, and raisins. Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Calories (per serving): 167
Per Serving: protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 34.1g; fat 2.4g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 171.1mg.
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