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Good For You Carrot Cake
  • Carrots
  • Vegetables
Serves:   12
(serving size: 1 slice)

  • Prep Time:   20 minutes
  • Cook Time:   28 minutes
  • Total Time:   48 minutes


2 ¼ cups whole wheat

2 ¼ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
¾ tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsp. coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
3 large egg whites, room temperature
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¾ cup nonfat milk
2 ½ cups freshly grated carrots (about 4-5 medium, peeled first!)
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 (8oz) block Greek yogurt cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp. maple syrup


To prepare the cake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut two 9”-round circles out of wax paper to fit inside two 9”-round cake pans. Lightly coat the two 9”-round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Gently press one wax paper circle into the bottom of each cake pan, and lightly coat the wax paper with nonstick cooking spray.  

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg whites, and vanilla. Stir in the Greek yogurt, mixing until no large lumps remain. Mix in the maple syrup. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and stirring just until incorporated. Gently fold in the carrots.

Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake at 350°F for 24-28 minutes, or until the center feels firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before inverting, peeling off the wax paper, and transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

To prepare the frosting, add the Greek yogurt, Greek yogurt cream cheese, and maple syrup to a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

To assemble the cake, spread a generous dollop of frosting on top of one of the cake layers. Place the second layer on top. Frost the tops and sides.

1/2 cup Raisins, 1/2 cup walnuts can also be added to the batter.

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