Healthier Carrot Cake III

Healthier Carrot Cake III

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"We made it with a little less oil and a little less sugar, so this carrot cake recipe is now healthier but still sure to be a favorite."

Ingredients

2 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 399 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 42g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Beat together eggs, oil, white sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in a large bowl. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. To make frosting: Combine butter, Neufchatel cheese, confectioner's sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Spread frosting over completely cooled cake.

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I love carrot cake, so I was pleased to try this "liter"version. I took it to a birthday party, and everyone really liked it. I did follow the recipe, and would continue to make with no substitu...

I don't usually try recipes with so few reviews, but I liked the healthier aspect of this cake and took a chance, boy am I glad I did! I made this for my young boys and I (hubby won't eat carrot...

This is a fantastic recipe! I only used 1 cup of sugar. It came out moist with a great flavour.