Healthy Carrot Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 337.9
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.3 mg
  • Sodium: 358.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 112.8 g

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Introduction

This recipe is from the "Cook Yourself Thin" Cookbook.... but I left out the icing. Very delicious just by itself. This recipe is from the "Cook Yourself Thin" Cookbook.... but I left out the icing. Very delicious just by itself.
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    1 orange
    1 lemon
    3/4 cup raisins
    3 medium eggs
    1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
    2 1/2 cups carrots, grated
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 1/4 tsp baking powder
    1/8 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup ground almonds
    1/4 cup walnuts, rough chopped

Directions

Serves 9

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line the base of an 8-inch-square pan with parchment paper. Spray cooking spray over the base and sides of pan.

3. Grate the zest of the orange and set aside. Squeeze the orange juice into a bowl and add the golden raisins to the juice. Set aside.

4. Using a handheld or standing mixer, whisk the eggs and sugar with the orange zest for five minutes until pale and full of air. Add the grated carrot and beat to incorporate.

5. Slowly add in the spices, salt, ground almonds, baking soda and flour, then quickly mix until all the ingredients are combined.

6. Using a spatula, mix in the raisins and walnuts, along with any orange juice left in the bowl, until they are evenly distributed.

7. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake and removed comes out clean.

8. Remove from the oven. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, and then remove from the pan. Chill in refrigerator for an hour once cooled.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MPRATAS.

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