Carrot Cake VI

Carrot Cake VI

Erma Germino 0

"I received this recipe almost 50 years ago when I was on my first job. The carrots are precooked with the spices, making it very moist and delicious."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 275 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 258 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan, and line with wax paper.
  2. Combine water, sugar, raisins, grated carrots, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Cool.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, nuts, and salt. Stir in carrot mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 1 1/4 hours, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.
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  1. 32 Ratings


Amazing but true....I am VERY picky about the recipes I try. If they are not great the first time, I will never try them again -- and they have to be easy to throw together. I would never have attempted this one if it were not rated so highly! WELL WORTH IT. Can you believe that such a cake has no eggs, no oil, and still tastes terrific!. Note: I measured my 2-grated carrots (because carrot sizes vary so much), and it came to 2 cups lightly packed. --Louise


I choose this recipe because of the really low fat content. However, instead of chopped walnut I grind the walnuts into almost powder in a food processor to throw them in with the dry ingredients. In addition, I substitute cloves for allspice. Turn out that this is one of the most delicious carrot cake. The fact that we have to precook the carrots, and the natural oil from the ground up walnuts works wonders.


So flavourful and so easy to fix. Not at all the kind of carrot cake I expected, but delicious. Texture makes it rather bread than cake, but it's really great. Taste reminds gingerbread (in my opinion). If you're looking for a tasty, easy-to-make and healthy snack, don't look further!