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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

♥ 14-Karat Cake ♥

Ingredients:
* 1-1/3 cups sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 egg whites
* 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
* 1/3 cup canola oil
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 cup whole wheat flour
* 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
* 3 cups shredded carrots
* 1/2 cup golden raisins
* 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
* 1 tablespoon butter, softened
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
* 3 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted

Directions:
* In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients until smooth. Combine the flours, baking soda, salt and spices; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in carrots and raisins. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
* For frosting, in a bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth. Beat in sugar. Frost the cake. Sprinkle with walnuts and coconut. Refrigerate.

Yield: 18 servings.


Nutritional Analysis: One piece equals 286 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


~~Light & Tasty April/May 2003~~

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