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Whole-Wheat Carrot Cake 

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Description:
Carrot cake is a perennial favorite, but it is often loaded with vegetable oil and laden with a cream cheese frosting. Our version is healthier, using a small amount of olive oil, a full cup of honey for moistness and flavor, and a combination of whole wheat pastry and unbleached flours. The crunchy walnuts even add a bit of omega-3 fats to this sweet treat. With a cup of hot green tea, this cake will make you forget about cream cheese frosting. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 cups firmly packed finely grated carrots
Juice of 1 large orange
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 cup honey, liquefied
1/2 cup crushed or chopped pineapple, drained
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the carrots, orange juice, vanilla, olive oil, honey, and pineapple until well blended.

3. In another bowl, stir together the flours, baking soda, and spices. Mix in the walnuts.

4. Blend the dry ingredients into the carrot mixture, stirring until just mixed.

5. Pour the batter into a nonstick 8-inch-square baking pan and bake for 45-60 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven, let cool slightly, and remove from pan.


Servings: 9


Nutrient Information:
Nutrients Per Serving Calories: 333.6 Protein: 5.3 grams Fat: 9.3 grams Saturated Fat: 1.2 grams Monounsat Fat: 5.1 grams Polyunsat Fat: 2.5 grams Carbohydrate: 61.6 grams Fiber: 4.0 grams Cholesterol: 0.0 mg Vitamin A: 6,902.6 IU Vitamin E: 1.3 mg/IU Vitamin C: 8.4 mg Calcium: 25.0 mg Magnesium: 46.1 mg


Special Diet: Vegetarian, Low Fat, High Fibre, Low Calorie


Category: Desserts

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