Super-light carrot cake

Yesterday I decided to bake a breakfast/snacking cake but I wanted something super light so I started looking around and I ended up settling for a carrot cake with no butter or oil. It turned out pretty great and of course very light. perfect for a quick breakfast or mid afternoon snack.

Super-light carrot cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1 lb carrots
  • 3.5 oz. whole wheat flour
  • 7 oz. cane sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 spoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch grated ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • the peel of one orange zested


  1. First I cleaned 1 lb of carrots and grated them. Then in a bowl I mixed the yolks with the cane sugar until they were fluffy and creamy white. Then I added the flour all the other ingredient except for the egg whites and I mixed until well combined. Finally, I beat the egg whites to stiff and slowly folded them into the mixture. I baked the cake at 380F for about 45 minutes.
  2. Super light cake with no fat whatsoever.

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9 Responses to Super-light carrot cake

  1. sam says:

    sounds great, one caveat is that eggs most certainly contain fat. the usual carrot cake that we like is on the Bobs Redmill Whole Wheat pastry flour package and uses 1 egg and a bit too much oil, as well as pineapple to round out the deal.

    • PolaM says:

      Agreed is not completely fat free, but likely better than a lot of the carrots cakes around…. thanks for stopping by!

  2. Donna says:

    Wow….who doesn't love a healthy cake swap?? This looks so great and I can't wait to try it!

    ps-found you on Amee's Fit Friday! Nice to meet you:)
    ~A fellow Italian gal from Jersey:)

  3. Amee says:

    can't wait to try this!!!

  4. The Better Baker says:

    Sounds fabulous – would definitely satisfy my carrot cake lovin' taste buds. So glad you shared.

  5. Sandra says:

    oh Pola this sounds awesome..I love the way you made these…thanks so much for sharing!!

  6. says:

    No fat carrot cake…yes, please!! I'll have a few of those!

  7. What a lovely healthy way to start the day. Looks great!

  8. Paolo says:

    I'd like to pass on this award to you, I hope you will accept it.

    Keep up the good work!


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