Super Moist Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and gets its moist texture from a special ingredient. From EatingRichly.com

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients, and gets its unique texture from special ingredient. Pineapple!

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

I decided it was three year old Corban’s turn to take over as teacher, and show his 14 month old sister Larkin how to make a cake. So here’s their step by step instructions for this healthy carrot cake recipe.

CORBAN’S HEALTHY CARROT CAKE RECIPE

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: First you need eggs, lots and lots of eggs. They’re the best part of a recipe because I always get to crack them.

L: Eggs? I love eggs! I can eat so many eggs!

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: Hmmm, I think these eggs come straight from the farm. They’re kind of dirty.

L: Eeeeeeeegggggggggggssssssss!

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: To crack an egg, you hold it gently and hit it hard, then pull it apart really carefully. I started cracking eggs when I was two, so you have to wait a few months.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

L: Wow, he’s REALLY good at cracking eggs.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: An important part of cooking is tasting your ingredients. To make this a healthy carrot cake recipe, we are using white whole wheat flour. It tastes good and nutty.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

L: That was so good! Can I just lick that cup?

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: Now we are adding sucanat. It’s a natural sweetener made from dehydrating sugar cane juice. It has all the molasses in it to make our healthy carrot cake recipe full of extra minerals and vitamins.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

L: Did you say sugar?

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

L: I think I need to do a little more tasting.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: Now we add the grated carrots. This is what makes it a carrot cake.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: What do you think Larkin? I love carrots too.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

L: I think we need some more carrots brother.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: Now we dump in the pineapple. It’s what makes our healthy carrot cake recipe so moist!

L: What did you say? I’m really enjoying the leftover carrots.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

C: Okay sister, it’s time to start mixing!

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

L: Whoa! What am I making?!

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and gets its moist texture from a special ingredient. From EatingRichly.com

C: After mama greases the pan, we get to shake more whole wheat flour ALL over it to keep the cake from sticking.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and is easy enough for toddlers to make! From EatingRichly.com

L: And when mama and brother go get a spatula, I get to climb on the table while no one is watching!

HEALTHY CARROT CAKE WITH NATURAL CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

And that is how I learned that our barely turn one year old is a dare devil climber. That is also how I realized it was nap time since she threw the hugest of fits when I pulled her down. She has got some lungs!

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and gets its moist texture from a special ingredient. From EatingRichly.com

As they napped, I baked the cake then let it cool while whipping up a batch of natural cream cheese frosting.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and gets its moist texture from a special ingredient. From EatingRichly.com

I topped the frosting with some more chopped pecans and the leftover bits of shredded carrots.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and gets its moist texture from a special ingredient. From EatingRichly.com

I love the texture of this carrot cake, because it’s so different than one you’d make with a boxed mix.

This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and gets its moist texture from a special ingredient. From EatingRichly.com

Rather than light and fluffy, it’s nutritionally dense and jam packed with carrots, pineapple, and pecans. It’s also sweet, satisfying, and oh so good! Now it’s time to go wake the kiddos before I eat the whole thing myself!

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This super moist healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole ingredients and gets its moist texture from a special ingredient. From EatingRichly.com
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Super Moist Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
 
This healthy carrot cake recipe uses whole wheat pastry flour and sucanat (dehydrated cane juice) in addition to healthy fruits and veggies. You can substitute all purpose flour and brown sugar (one for one) but know that it will change the nutrition of the cake quite a bit. Adapted from Food.com
Servings: 18
Calories: 263 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
Ingredients
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sucanat
  • 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups finely grated raw carrots
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 20 ounce (1 can) crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup rough chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Additional Ingredients:
  • natural spray oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white whole wheat flour
  • 1 batch Natural Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup rough chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix all the cake ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Use the spray oil to grease the inside of a 9x13 baking pan, then add the tablespoon of flour and shake the pan to coat it completely.
  4. Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool ten minutes, then spread with the cream cheese frosting.
  6. Sprinkle the frosting with carrots and pecans.
Nutrition Facts
Super Moist Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.8g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.78g 14%
Cholesterol 39.97mg 13%
Sodium 238.88mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 41.71g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%
Sugars 10.77g
Protein 4.79g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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