Simple Carrot Cake | Healthy Recipe


The BEST Healthy Carrot cake recipe! Applesauce makes it super moist, and cinnamon and nutmeg give it a delicious spiced flavor. In this recipe you don’t need eggs and tons of sugar! Enjoy it on its own, or take it to the next level by frosting it in rich, creamy cream cheese frosting.

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* 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (270 g)
* 3 teaspoons baking powder (*see note below)
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 3 teaspoons cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
* 1 teaspoon sea salt
* 1/2 cup applesauce (125 g)
* 1 cup oat milk (250 ml) or any type of milk
* 2 teaspoons vanilla
* 1/3 cup honey (100 g) or 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup melted coconut oil (110 g) or any vegetable oil
* 2 cups grated carrots (2,5 – 3 medium carrots)
* 1/2 cup raisins and chopped walnuts
* 2 tablespoons honey (43 g)
* 1 1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese (350 g)

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 7×11 baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
3. Pour into the bowl the applesauce, oat milk, vanilla, honey and oil.
4. Mix the mixture until just combined.
5. Fold in the carrots, raisins and walnuts.
6. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cake cool completely before frosting!
7. Make the frosting: combine cream cheese and honey until very smooth, scraping down the sides occasionally.
8. Frost the cake and sprinkle with something.
9. Store frosted cake in the fridge.


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