carrot cake

Let’s face it, carrot cake is a trick. Not to make, but on our  health radar! Is it healthy or is it horrific? It’s made of  cups of shredded carrots so it’s basically one step away from salad in a cake pan, right? Not so fat, I mean fast!

carrot cake/finished

If you’re not careful, it can be a days worth of calories in the palm of your hand but fortunately I have made a few sneaky  substitutions that don’t compromise flavor and moistness and keeps the integrity of the cake intact. Yes, cakes have integrity. Just try cheesecake with non-fat, non-dairy “cheese”! Now that’s a cake whose integrity has gone out the window and slinks home with it’s tail firmly planted, well, you know where I’m going with this … so take that old standby that’s easy to make and even easier to eat for a makeover! A lighter, healthier version than those calorie-loaded offerings of the 80’s minus the artery-clogging, booty-expanding icing and of course, that scary big hair!

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carrot cake/dry ingredients

1. Put the dry ingredients in your food processor.

carrot cake/carrots

2. Get the carrots organized.

carrot cake/grated carrots

3. Shred them and set aside.

carrot cake/milk, sugar

4. Add the yogurt and sugar.

carrot cake/mixing

5. It’ll be on the dry side so don’t be alarmed.

carrot cake/eggs, oil

6. Get the eggs and oil ready.

carrot cake/mixing

7. Add the eggs one at a time, whizzing after each addition.

carrot cake/mixing

8. Nice … just how you want it.

carrot cake/adding carrots

9. Time for the carrots.

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10. Stir well to distribute evenly.

carrot cake 11

11. Add raisins, nuts, finely diced dried fruit, butterscotch chips, whatever you’re in the mood for.

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12. Bake in prepared pan and voilà.

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13. And voilà again!

carrot cake/finished

14. Carrot cake, anyone?

One Response to carrot cake
  1. Pattullo
    October 10, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    Looks good 😀

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