This Super Moist Carrot Cake is made with freshly grated carrots and homemade applesauce. Adding nuts or chocolate to the cake is not for everyone and definitely not for me either. I prefer a simple carrot cake and with nuts allergies on the rise, this is as simple as it can get.
I enjoy baking a good carrot cake because I can cheat by saying YES to both dessert and vegetables. I am certain that my stomach will thank me.
I am pretty sure I am not the only one who makes excuses for not eating vegetables as often as recommended. The picture taken is not the best but I tried to show how moist the cake is.
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Making your own applesauce at home is very economical and healthier. Store-bought applesauce has a distinctive taste because of preservatives whereas homemade applesauce is not. Adding spices or other ingredients will make your homemade applesauce taste better.
- 3 cups Cake Flour
- 2 1/2 cups Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Groung Ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon Groung Nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 4 large Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 cups Grated Carrots 2 large carrots
- 2 cups Homemade Applesauce
- Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a bunt pan or two 9-inch round cake deep pans generously with no-stick cooking spray with flour.
- Combine cake flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and salt in medium bowl.
- Beat eggs and combine with oil and vanilla extract with electric mixer. Gradually add flour mixture beating at low speed until well incorporated. Add applesauce and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in carrots.
- Pour batter evenly into prepared pans or bunt pan.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes (in bunt pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes in 9 inch pans (if using) or until toothpick inserted in center comes our clean. Cool completely on wire rack before adding icing or serving.