First-Rate Frosted Carrot Cake

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First-Rate Frosted Carrot Cake

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1/8th of cake: 220 calories, 7.5g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 415mg sodium, 34.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 20g sugars, 3.5g protein

 

Freestyle
SmartPoints® value 8*

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes


Cool: 1 hour

1/8th of cake: 220 calories, 7.5g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 415mg sodium, 34.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 20g sugars, 3.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 8*
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Cool: 1 hour

Ingredients

Frosting

1/3 cup reduced-fat cream cheese

3 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup powdered sugar

 

Cake

1 3/4 cups moist-style yellow cake mix (about half a box)

1 1/2 cups shredded carrots, finely chopped

1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Topping

1/2 oz. (about 2 tbsp.) chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" round cake pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine all frosting ingredients except powdered sugar. With an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat until smooth, 1 - 2 minutes. Continue to beat while gradually adding powdered sugar. Beat until smooth, another 1 - 2 minutes. Cover and refrigerate.

Combine cake ingredients in a large bowl. Add 1 cup water, and whisk until smooth. Pour batter into the cake pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 24 - 26 minutes.

Let cake cool completely, about 30 minutes in the pan and 30 minutes out of the pan on a cooling rack.

Plate cake, and spread the top with frosting. Sprinkle with walnuts. (Refrigerate leftovers.)

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as Weight Watchers when calculating recipe values: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients using the Recipe Builder. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

*The SmartPoints® values for these recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® trademark.

Publish Date: 2015-08-18

Author: Hungry Girl

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