Lightened Up Carrot Cake

Ingredients

3 cups flour – sifted
5 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
1/3 cup milk
4 eggs
Zest of 1 lemon
Dashes of cinnamon
Dashes of nutmeg
Crumble for Top of Cake: (Optional)
4 - 5 sleeves of graham crackers
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of butter

Preparation

1
Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
2
Butter a baking pan.
3
Cream the butter and sugars until very light and fluffy. Add the spices and grated lemon zest and continue to beat.
4
Add the eggs, one at a time while beating on low. Stir in the carrots and the applesauce.
5
Sift the dry ingredients. Add the vanilla to the milk and add to the dry ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the blender while the blender is on lowest speed.
6
Optional – Crumble Topping
7
In food process combine; the graham crackers, brown sugar and butter.
8
If using a bundt pan place topping at the bottom of pan, then turn batter into pan.
9
Bake 30-35 minutes or until cake springs back when pressed in the middle or toothpick test comes out clean.

About

This is a fresh and light cake to enjoy with a good cup of coffee.

With Love,

Catherine
xo

Added:

June 30, 2012

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