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Light Carrot Cake

Yield 16 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 3 cups shredded carrot
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Neufcha@Gtel cheese
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package nonfat cream cheese product

Nutrition Information

  • calories 223
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 6.1 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 6.5 g
  • carbohydrate 35.3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 299 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice.

  2. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients. Combine brown sugar, oil, and 4 egg whites; beat well. Add flour mixture to brown sugar mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Stir in reserved pineapple, carrot, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour batter into a 13- x 9- x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.

  3. Beat 1 egg white and cream of tartar at high speed of an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  4. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and reserved 2 tablespoons juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook, without stirring, over medium heat 3 minutes or until candy thermometer registers 238°. Gradually pour sugar mixture in a thin stream over beaten egg whites while beating constantly at high speed. Continue to beat at high speed 7 minutes. Combine cheeses and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat at high speed until fluffy. Add one-third of egg white mixture; beat just until blended. Fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spread over cake.

Light and Luscious