The Best Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe
Recipe posted by Palouse Brand on March 21, 2016
If you are looking to improve your carrot cake, we have an easy carrot cake recipe for you! This recipe has won over all of our taste testers and many claim it is the best carrot cake recipe they have tasted.
This recipe for moist carrot cake includes 1 cup of brown lentils giving you yet another delicious recipe for lentils. This is an easy cake to throw together, especially if you have some leftover cooked lentils on hand from another lentil recipe. If not, lentils are quick to cook and can be rinsed under cold water to cool quickly.
The 1 cup of lentils adds essential nutrients, 16 grams of dietary fiber, and 18 grams of protein, to the cake. The pureed lentils in this recipe reduce the amount of oil needed to produce a tender and moist carrot cake. We leave some of the lentils whole to add texture and flavor to the cake.
This recipe utilizes whole-wheat flour for even more added nutrition. That’s right! You get the nutrition from not only lentils, but from whole grain wheat as well! Can we call this a healthy carrot cake recipe yet?
As with any classic carrot cake recipes from scratch, this recipe includes all the favorite ingredients: carrots, walnuts, pineapple, cinnamon, and cream cheese frosting (a carrot cake icing wouldn’t be complete without cream cheese!)
This cake is extremely moist and tender. When baked, it does not dome, making it perfect as a layered cake. We have baked our cake in three 9” pans, but this recipe can also be baked as a sheet cake or cupcakes. You will simply have to adjust the baking time.
This lentil carrot cake featuring cream cheese frosting is guaranteed to be the most decadent cake. The pineapple adds the perfect amount of freshness and the walnuts and carrots combine for a perfect texture. Try this for your Easter dessert and you will not be disappointed.
Milling your own Flour Tip: If you are milling your own whole grain flour, be sure the flour is very fine. For this recipe we recommend you use our Soft White Wheat Berries.
Cream Cheese Frosting