The Ultimate Healthy Carrot Cake

The Ultimate Healthy Carrot Cake
The Ultimate Healthy Carrot Cake
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    This is the best classic carrot cake I’ve ever tried! It’s full of cozy spices and plenty of carrots, and the protein-packed cream cheese frosting is divine. The cake will last for at least 4 days if stored in the refrigerator, and to keep it as tender as possible without the exposed cut edges drying out, store it in an airtight container. (I use something almost exactly the same as this cake case!)

    Ingredients

    • for the cake
    • 2 1/4 cups (270g) whole wheat or gluten-free* flour (measured like this)
    • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
    • 3/4 tsp baking soda
    • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
    • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
    • 1 tbsp (15mL) vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup (120g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    • 1/4 cup (60mL) pure maple syrup
    • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla crème stevia
    • 3/4 cup (180mL) nonfat milk
    • 2 1/2 cups (265g) freshly grated carrots (about 4-5 medium, peeled first!)
    • for the frosting
    • 1 cup (240g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    • 1 (8oz) block Greek yogurt cream cheese, softened

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2410 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 70 g 107.35%
    • Saturated Fat: 34 g 168.9%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 206 mg 68.65%
    • Sodium: 5462 mg 227.59%
    • Calcium: 2749 mg 274.87%
    • Potassium: 3545 mg 101.29%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 43.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 327 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 20 g 81.44%
    • Sugar: 80 g
    • Protein: 130 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 7 g
    • Vitamin A 59.74%
    • Vitamin C 1.53%
    • Vitamin D 29.25%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk2
    • Exchange - Other Carbs4
    • Exchange - Starch14
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat8
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total16 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy8 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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