This is a great no nuts carrot cake recipe for those who are allergic to nuts and not trying to eat them. It’s an easy and delicious cake that is gluten free and low in fat. The ingredients are simple,
so there’s no need to go out of your way to find them. Even though it uses oil and some additives like baking powder, this is still a good, healthy cake.
There are no oils or flour in the recipe, so I don’t recommend making it just for yourself because you think it’s healthy. The texture will be hard to chew and maybe even a little gummy.
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How To Prepare No Nuts Carrot Cake Recipe?
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 55 minutes
Serving Size: 12 servings
For the Cake:
- 3 eggs, well beaten
- 2 cups carrot puree (I used canned)
- 1 cup oil (I used canola)
- 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
For The Frosting:
- 2 egg whites (use leftovers from 2 eggs)
- 3 cups sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (or any flavor you prefer)
- ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
Instructions by no nuts carrot cake recipe:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
Step 2: In a large bowl, mix eggs and oil. Stir in carrots, mix well, then add sugar, flour, and soda and stir until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.
Step 3: Bake for about 50-55 minutes or until the toothpick comes clean. Let the cake sit for about 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely before frosting.
For The Frosting:
Step 1: Beat the egg white until soft peaks form.
Step 2: In a saucepan, stir together sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook without stirring until it reaches 290°F (145°C).
Remove from heat and gradually add the contents of the saucepan to the beaten egg whites. Beat with a mixer until stiff peaks form; whisk in the extract.
Step 3: Frost the cake once completely cool.
Nutrition Facts Of No Nuts Carrot Cake Recipe
|Total Fat||13.8 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.6 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||10.3 g|
Top 5 Variations Of No Nuts Carrot Cake Recipe
1. Blueberry Variation:
I made this cake with blueberries. Use fresh blueberries. Mash them and add them as you would the carrots.
2. Frosting Variation:
I like to keep it simple and use a little sugar. If you want to make a cream cheese frosting, then follow the recipe for cream cheese frosting on Food Network.
3. Almond Extract
If you like the taste of almond extract, then use that instead of vanilla extract in the cake and frosting
4. Chocolate Cake
To make a chocolate cake, leave the carrots and vanilla and add cocoa powder to the batter. Then, for the frosting, use Chocolate Ganache Frosting from Food Network.
5. Spice Variations:
I made the cake but omitted the sugar and used mixed spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) instead. That came out well. I added extra cinnamon to the frosting when I made it spiced vs. non-spiced.
Is No Nuts Carrot Cake Recipe Healthy?
As I mentioned above, the ingredients are simple and pretty healthy. The only thing to be careful of is not to overdo it on the frosting since it will pack in lots of calories and fat.
However, if you want a healthy alternative, you might want to try a homemade cream cheese frosting instead of this one since it’s made with egg whites and sugar.
What Can I Substitute For Nuts In Carrot Cake?
I don’t want to weigh down this recipe with a long list of variations, but there are a few things I didn’t know about. If you’re trying to avoid nuts,
you can use shredded coconut instead. Since no flour is used in the recipe, the cake will have a more coconut taste than a nutty one.
What Is The Healthiest Oil To Bake This Cakes With?
I’ve only used canola oil in this recipe. It comes out too greasy for me to recommend, but it’s good for low-fat cakes. If you want a healthier option, it’s good to try to use applesauce instead of oil.
I haven’t tried it yet, but I heard that the batter has a lower fat content with apple sauce, so maybe that would work.
How Long Does It Take To Bake No Nuts Carrot Cake Recipe?
The recipe calls for a baking time of 55 minutes, but you might want to start checking on it after 45 minutes. The cake is made when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean.
How Many Calories Are In No Nuts Carrot Cake Recipe?
I don’t have an exact number of calories, but I’ll try my best to make an estimate. This no nuts carrot cake recipe yields 12 regular sized carrot cakes. Each cake has an estimated 170 calories.
There’s no way to give a precise measurement because different size pans are used, and the amount of batter used differs depending on how much you scoop into the cup.
How Do I Get Enough Protein Without Nuts?
The current recipe has a protein percentage of 1.5%, which is a bit lower than most average low-fat recipes. If you want extra protein, add more eggs or pudding powder when preparing the batter.
Can I Keep Freeze?
The no nuts carrot cake recipe will last for about 1 week in the freezer. It’s best to assemble the cakes and freeze them individually, then heat them from frozen. It’s best to avoid microwaving the cakes since it alters their texture.
This is a great no nuts carrot cake recipe for those who want something simple or want to make a cake but don’t want the hassle of making frosting. You can also avoid nuts if you are worried about them
or don’t like how they taste. Of course, most people love the no-nuts and regular carrot cake variations.
You can’t have too much carrot cake in your life! Another bonus of this recipe is that it takes no time to make.