Skinny Carrot Cake


A low-calorie, skinny version of a favorite carrot cake dessert!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9-inch round cake


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup egg whites

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups shredded carrots

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk together flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a large bowl.

  3. Combine egg whites and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until fluffy.

  4. Place carrots into a food processor and process until finely grated but not pureed into a pulp, 2 to 5 seconds.

  5. Pour carrots and applesauce into flour mixture; mix well. Fold in egg white mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Spoon batter into the prepared cake pan.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake is pulling away from the sides of the pan, 27 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cake cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

131 Calories
0g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 124mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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