Recipe: Perfect Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake. This healthy carrot cake recipe is incredibly moist and nobody will believe it's whole wheat! Recipe includes a less sugary cream cheese frosting. Can also be made with all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour.

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake This moist cake is a keeper and the kids will rave about it. I was looking for ways to use up the carrot pulp from my juicer and came across a good recipe for whole wheat carrot cake. I decided to make some substantial changes that resulted in a cake that is flavorful and very light. You can cook Whole Wheat Carrot Cake using 14 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

  1. You need 1/2 cup of apple sauce.
  2. It's 1/3 cup of maple syrup.
  3. Prepare 1 1/2 cups of grated carrots.
  4. Prepare 2 of eggs beaten.
  5. It's 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
  6. It's 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  7. You need 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  8. You need 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg.
  9. You need 1/2 teaspoon of ginger.
  10. Prepare 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  11. Prepare 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
  12. Prepare 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour.
  13. It's 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds.
  14. It's 1/2 cup of dried apricots chopped.

Whole wheat flour (spelt flour): It is crucial you use one these flours. White flour or any gluten free flour acts differently. Easy healthy carrot cake recipe starts with baking, frosting and serving it all in the same pan. Cake is so moist, you don't need the frosting between the layers.

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F..
  2. Mix apple sauce and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Then add eggs, vanilla and carrots..
  3. Mix in salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger..
  4. Add baking soda and baking powder. It is important to add these ingredients separate from the rest but just before the flour as they will give your batter some air bubbles..
  5. Add the flour. Once it is completely mixed in, add the apricots and sunflower seeds..
  6. Pour the batter into a greased tin and bake for 1 hour..

Like my most cake recipes, this carrot cake is also made with whole wheat flour. though you can also make it with all-purpose flour. The cake tastes good and is filling. There is a slight denseness in the cake due to whole wheat flour. I tried testing carrot cake with different methods and ingredients five. My very first whole wheat cake !