Applesauce Carrot Cake

  • 2 cups whole grain flour
  • 2/3 cup Splendra
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups carrots, coarsely chopped
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the applesauce, oil and eggs. Add to the flour mixture, stirring until the ingredients are well blended. Add the carrots and mix again.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9" tube pan, or use a 9" x 13" rectangular cake pan, or two bread loaf pans, or a cupcake pan.
  • Bake the cake in a preheated 350 deg. oven for about 1 hour, 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of hte cake comes out clean. Set the cake on a wire rack for five minutes. Then, run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake, and turn the cake out onto the rack to cool.
Serving Size: 1/16 cake (73 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount per serving
  • Calories 145.8
  • Calories from fat 42
  • Total Fat 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Sodium 254 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 21.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 3.6 g
  • Vitamin A 135%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 6%

Reprinted with permission by Public Health - Seattle & King County

Health Benefits of Apples

According to the Washington Apple Commission,” Lower blood cholesterol, improved bowel function, and reduced risk of stroke, prostate cancer, type II diabetes and asthma. The disease-fighting profile of apples provides a multitude of health benefits, including a potential decreased risk of cancer and heart disease. Several recent studies suggest apples may provide a "whole-body" health benefit. “

Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are an excellent source of source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes and an excellent source of antioxidants compound. Carrots help protect against cardiovascular disease and good for your vision. Carrots are a good substitute for that sweet tooth. The mini organic kind is my favorite ones to eat for and afternoon snack. You can get the most nutrient from raw carrots or likely steamed carrots.

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