Healthy Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake, but it's generally not terribly good for you (even with the carrots).  This recipe changes that, letting you enjoy a sweet treat that's actually pretty healthy!


  • 1 packed cup shredded carrot  
  • 1/2 cup applesauce  
  • 1/3 cup oil (Replace with more applesauce only if you don’t mind a gummy texture)  
  • 2 tsp white or apple cider vinegar  
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt, white, or Bob’s Red Mill GF flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar, xylitol, or evaporated cane juice  
  • 1/16 tsp uncut stevia OR 2 additional tbsp sugar
  • optional shredded coconut or chopped walnuts
  • optional 1/2 cup raisins 

See the entire recipe and directions at Chocolate Covered Katie.