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Light Carrot Cake

Slice of carrot cake

A recipe for a tender Light Carrot Cake with the health benefits of whole wheat flour and fresh grated carrots.


1 cup cake flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 cups grated carrots


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan or two 9 inch round cake pans. Separate eggs and beat egg whites until frothy, then continue whipping and gradually add 1/2 cup of the white sugar. Beat until stiff.

In a large bowl combine; the cake flour, wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon, mix until blended. Add the oil and the buttermilk and mix well. Add the egg yolks and mix well. Fold in the egg whites and then the carrots. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes. Cool and frost with your favorite Cream Cheese frosting using light cream cheese.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 24 servings.
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 132; Total Fat: 3.9g; Cholesterol: 27mg; Sodium: 94mg; Total Carbohydrates: 22.6g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 2.3g;

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