Carrot Cake Alternative
With whole-food ingredients, this recipe yields a healthier version of a time-tested dessert staple.
- 3 large eggs
- ⅓ cup (85 g) applesauce
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, optional
- ½ cup (120 ml) low fat buttermilk
- 1 cup (150 g) dates, pitted
- ½ cup (110 g) light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup (120 g) whole wheat flour
- 1½ cup (150 g) all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 2 cups (240 g) carrots, halved
- Place eggs, applesauce, vanilla, buttermilk, dates and brown sugar into the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on slowly increase speed to the highest setting.
- Blend for 1 minute.
- Place dry ingredients into a separate bowl and mix by hand till combined.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and incorporate fully.
- Prepare 9-inch (23 cm) spring form pan with parchment and spray.
- Place batter into pan.
- Bake in 350°F (180°C) degree oven for 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Serve warm or allow to cool. Top with a sprinkle of powder sugar, dollop of vanilla yogurt or your favorite topping.
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