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Healthier Carrot Cake III

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars
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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."
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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 399
Original recipe yields 18 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)

Directions

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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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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 399 calories; 24.7 42 5.3 58 355 Full nutrition

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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...

Most helpful critical review

I followed the recipe exactly. I baked it for 40 minutes. It was dry. I’m not sure if it what part of the recipe needs changed to make it moist. Maybe less time?

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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 reduced sugar to a total of 1 cup....1/2 brown and 1/2 white. Also, I reduced oil to 1/4 cup and added applesauce. With the adjustments, this cake is "fabulous"!

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.

Wonderful Recipe! I don't like cakes that are over sweet and I did tweek it a bit, but it was great! Instead of oil I used 1 cup applesauce, and only 1 cup sugar, and I put walnuts instead of pe...

I didn't have whole wheat pastry flour so I used 2 c. all purpose flour instead and it turned out great. I made it in 2x 8-in round pans rather than a 9x13 and baked for 40 minutes. The cake w...

What a great recipe without the guilt of eating something so sugary a fatty! I modified it a bit by using 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce in place of the oil, and using 1/2 cup white sugar and ...

Awesome recipe for an easy cake. I didn't have whole wheat pastry flour so I used plain whole wheat flour and for the icing I substituted the butter for coconut oil. Turned out to the same tradi...

I didn't care that this recipe was supposed to be healthier, I just wanted a recipe without pineapple! I used all purpose flour, and half brown sugar and half white sugar. I also substituted in ...