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Double Layer Carrot Cake

Double Layer Carrot CakeThis carrot cake is filled with sweet treasures—golden raisins and chopped pecans.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup 1% milk
1 tablespoon pineapple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons flaked coconut

Frosting:
2 (8-ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup light butter, softened
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly coat a 9x9x2-inch pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl, stirring until blended. Set aside.
  3. Combine egg, canola oil, milk, pineapple juice, vanilla, and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until blended. Fold in carrots, raisins, pecans and coconut. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, beating until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, beating until blended.
  6. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Makes 9 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/9 of recipe): Calories 400 | Calories from Fat 190 | Fat 22g (sat 5.0g) | Cholesterol 50mg | Sodium 770mg | Carbohydrates 41g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 15g | Protein 13g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.