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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 201.8
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.0 mg
  • Sodium: 193.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Whole Wheat Carrot Cake with Agave Nectar and Cream Cheese Frosting calories by ingredient
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Whole Wheat Carrot Cake with Agave Nectar and Cream Cheese Frosting

Submitted by: SNOWFLAKEJEN
Whole Wheat Carrot Cake with Agave Nectar and Cream Cheese Frosting

Introduction

This cake is a little denser than a traditional cake but it boasts just 4.8 grams of sugar, balanced by 4 grams of protein and roughly 200 calories per piece. I modified a recipe to accommodate my diabetic mom on Easter. Omit the raisins and cut down on 2 grams of sugar and 9 calories per serving. This cake is a little denser than a traditional cake but it boasts just 4.8 grams of sugar, balanced by 4 grams of protein and roughly 200 calories per piece. I modified a recipe to accommodate my diabetic mom on Easter. Omit the raisins and cut down on 2 grams of sugar and 9 calories per serving.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    3 cups of carrots, grated
    3/4 cup Agave Nectar
    3 large eggs
    1/4 cup oil
    1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 cup plain yogurt
    1 Tablespoon vanilla
    2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
    2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or your favorite other combination of spices)
    6 oz cream cheese
    6 oz original "Cool Whip"

Directions

Cake:
Toss carrots, nuts, and raisins together and set aside.
Blend agave, eggs, oil, applesauce, yogurt and vanilla together until well combined.
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices together and then gradually add to liquid.
Gradually fold in carrot/nut/raisin mixture.
Pour into greased 9x13" pan.
Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.

For frosting:
Whip 6 oz cream cheese and 6 oz Cool Whip together until fluffy. Spice with additional pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Frost cooled cake. Alternately, you may add agave to cream cheese and whip, but I've found that this tends to develop an unsavory texture.

Makes 20 2.5"x2.25" squares.

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SNOWFLAKEJEN.






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