Healthy Carrot Cake



Ingredients for Healthy Carrot Cake

1 2/3 wheat flour
2/3 cup sucanat
1/2 cup grated carrots

1/2 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp. orange peel
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vinegar
1 or 2 tbsp. ground flax seed

An oven preheated to 305°
a large mixing bowl
a square baking dish

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

You'll want to lightly coat your baking dish with olive oil, just a touch to keep the cake from sticking. Pour all the batter into the baking dish, then bake at 350° for 20 to 30 minutes, until firm to the touch.

The cake is delicious warm, or can be cooled and stored in a sealed container for later.

For flavor, adjust the sugar and flax seed as needed. The orange peel can also be replaced with clove, nutmeg, or allspice if you'd prefer.

A low-fat version of this recipe can be made by using 1/4 cup applesauce and only 2 tbsp. olive oil in place of the 1/3 cup of olive oil.

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