Sunday, January 2, 2011

ol fashioned carrot cake

I like recipes that I always have the ingredients on hand to make. I cannot stand finding recipes that sound good only to find that you need all sorts of fancy ingredients in order to make them. Rarely do I buy fancy ingredients for baking because there are plenty of wonderful recipes around that do not require them and when you are frugal minded, basic ingredients are much cheaper to purchase therefore you can make many more baked treats. I found a good carrot cake recipe a while back and tweaked it into something that had a bit less fat and was a bit more healthy. This is a very moist carrot cake that is quite tasty and is budget friendly.
ol fashioned carrot cake
4 eggs
2 cups sugar ( a 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup br sugar mix is nice too)
1/3 cup veg oil
2/3 cup apple sauce
2 cups all-purpose flour (I use 1/2 WW and half white flour)
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon (2 tsp cinn with 1 tsp nutmeg is also nice)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups grated carrots

Mix all ingredients until well blended, fold in a cup of nuts if desired. Pour in to 9x13 cake pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool and frost if desired. (picture in post is not mine)

1 comment:

  1. I love carrot cake but have not had one which includes apple sauce. I imagine that it would make it nice and moist. Thanks for the recipe I will give it a go.