Carrot Cake
70 mins (prep 30)
16 ingredients
16 servings
Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect--people think it's health food, but it's usually very high in fat and calories. But our version has about 40 percent less calories and 50 percent less fat than most. First, we use less oil in our batter. Then we skip the butter in the frosting (don't worry, it's still light and smooth). To ensure the cake is moist, we add nonfat buttermilk and crushed pineapple.

Categories:  desserts , cake , frosting-and-filling , special-occasions , fruit , seasonal , summer-picnics , mother's-day , father's-day , easter-desserts , pineapples , winter , birthday-cake , easter , coconuts , more-fruits , birthdays , more-holidays , summer , carrot-cake ,
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Serving Size (36.39 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 170.09 Calories from Fat 74.88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.32g 204.82%
Saturated Fat 1.37g 109.39%
Trans Fat 0.03g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 231.08mg 154.05%
Total Carbohydrate 24.59g 131.12%
Dietary Fiber 0.32 g 20.39%
Sugars 23.83 g %
Protein 0.08g 2.48%
Vitamin A 2.49IU% Vitamin C 0.13mg%
Calcium 4.0mg% Iron 0.07mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
crushed pineapple, whole-wheat pastry flour, large eggs, nonfat buttermilk, grated carrots, unsweetened flaked coconut, chopped walnuts, reduced-fat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar