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Tastes just like a regular carrot cake, but healthier and less calories. This moist and delicious cake is made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, maple syrup and Greek yogurt.

BEST Healthy Carrot Cake


  • Author: Little Sweet Baker
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12-16

Description

This healthy version of a classic carrot cake tastes anything but healthy. It’s moist, tender, perfectly spiced, and topped with the most delicious sweet and tangy yogurt cream cheese frosting.


Ingredients

Cake ingredients:

  • 2&1/2 cups (275g) soft whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp (10g) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5g) baking powder
  • 2 tsp (4g) ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (83ml) melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (120g) Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups (165g) grated carrots
  • 1 can (14oz) canned crushed pineapples (well drained)
  • 2/3 cups (65g) chopped walnuts

Frosting ingredients:

  • 1 pkg (250g) light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (250g) thick Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups (230g) powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup (35g) chopped walnuts

Instructions

To prepare the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 9″ round baking pans.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, sugar, eggs, maple syrup and yogurt until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Fold in the carrots, pineapples and walnuts. Divide the batter into the two prepared baking pans.
  6. Bake for 25-30 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

To prepare the frosting:

  1. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese with the yogurt until well blended.
  2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Chill in for the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours before spreading onto cooled cake.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy carrot cake recipe, easy carrot cake recipe, low-fat cream cheese frosting recipe

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