Lightened Up Carrot Cake Recipe

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This is a fresh and light cake to enjoy with a good cup of coffee.

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Servings: 8


Cost per serving $0.63 view details


  1. Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
  2. Butter a baking pan.
  3. Cream the butter and sugars until very light and fluffy. Add the spices and grated lemon zest and continue to beat.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time while beating on low. Stir in the carrots and the applesauce.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients. Add the vanilla to the milk and add to the dry ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the blender while the blender is on lowest speed.
  6. Optional – Crumble Topping
  7. In food process combine; the graham crackers, brown sugar and butter.
  8. If using a bundt pan place topping at the bottom of pan, then turn batter into pan.
  9. Bake 30-35 minutes or until cake springs back when pressed in the middle or toothpick test comes out clean.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 192g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 533  
Calories from Fat 117 22%
Total Fat 13.28g 17%
Saturated Fat 7.47g 30%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Potassium 242mg 7%
Total Carbs 96.33g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 58.68g 39%
Protein 8.37g 13%
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  • judee
    July 6, 2012
    Sounds like a delicious cake for the entire family.I love that it is low in fat too.

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