January 14, 2019
I decided to give you one of my favorite feel-good recipe today but without all of the fat...CARROT CAKE. Yes it is possible for this to be a guilt-free food because I use that Sunsweet lighter bake...a fat substitute product for baking. Check out the Corner on this.
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GUILT FREE CARROT CAKE
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Sunsweet Lighter Bake
4 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 13x9-inch baking pan
with vegetable cooking spray; set aside. In mixing bowl,
beat sugar, Lighter Bake, egg whites and vanilla. In
another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg
and salt; add to lighter Bake mixture, blending well. Stir
in carrots and raisins. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake
30 to 35 minutes or until pick inserted into center comes
out clean. Cool in pan on rack. Spread evenly with frosting,
if desired. Cut into squares.
Yield: 12 Servings
Per serving: Calories 310 (11% calories from fat); Protein
5g; Fat tr; Carbohydrate 74g. Frosting: Light Cream Cheese
Frosting: Beat together 6 ounces light cream cheese (1/3
less fat than cream cheese), 3 cups powdered sugar sifted,
and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until smooth and creamy. Nutrients
per serving: Calories 155 (20% calories from fat); Protein
1g; Fat 3.5g; Carbohydrate 30g
Category: Desserts, Cakes, Light
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WHAT IS "LIGHTER BAKE"?
Sunsweet, Pleasanton, CA, has introduced Sunsweet Lighter Bake
a 100% fat-and cholesterol-free baking ingredient that replaces butter, margarine, oil or shortening in scratch recipes and packaged mixes.
Made from a blend of dried plums and apples, this new fat "imposter" creates moist, chewy baked goods that are lower in fat.
"We know that more and more Americans are interested in reducing the fat in their diet, but we also know that taste is still the most important factor in deciding what to eat," said Erin Hull, Sunsweet's V.P. Marketing.
Lighter Bake is located in the cooking oil or baking ingredients
section of supermarkets nationwide.