Dazzle your love this Valentine’s Day with this brilliant 14-Karat Cake. This carrot cake has applesauce to keep it moist and plenty of spices to liven things up.
What You Need:
(Makes: 18 servings)
1 & 1/3 cups of sugar
2 egg whites
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup of canola oil
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
3 cups of shredded carrots
1/2 cup of golden raisins
For the Frosting:
6 ounces of cream cheese
1 tablespoon of butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 cups of confectioners' sugar
Garnishes: 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons of flaked coconut, toasted
What to Do:
STEP 1) In a bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, egg whites, unsweetened applesauce and canola oil until smooth; set aside.
STEP 2) Combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt and spices; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in carrots and raisins.
STEP 3) Pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
STEP 4) Make the 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.
STEP 5) Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day & Enjoy!