Organic Carrot Cake

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Traditionally, carrot cakes are iced with sour cream frosting, but it’s also lovely with a simple glaze. This wholesome, organic, less-sweet treat is a great choice for families looking to beat the sugar blues.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) organic carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup grated organic carrots
  • ¼ cup organic applesauce
  • ½ cup purified water
  • 3 cups organic confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a round 9" cake pan.
  • Scrub carrots with a vegetable brush but do not peel.
  • Mix cake mix, grated carrots, applesauce, and water in a large mixing bowl. Combine contents gently with a wooden mixing spoon until batter is moist.
  • Transfer mixture to cake pan; spread evenly. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool slightly, then remove from pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix sugar, vanilla, and water. Add more sugar or water until glaze is think enough to drizzle over the cake.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) organic carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup grated organic carrots
  • ¼ cup organic applesauce
  • ½ cup purified water
  • 3 cups organic confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a round 9" cake pan.
  • Scrub carrots with a vegetable brush but do not peel.
  • Mix cake mix, grated carrots, applesauce, and water in a large mixing bowl. Combine contents gently with a wooden mixing spoon until batter is moist.
  • Transfer mixture to cake pan; spread evenly. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool slightly, then remove from pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix sugar, vanilla, and water. Add more sugar or water until glaze is think enough to drizzle over the cake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories280
Total Fat0.5g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium350mg
Total Carbohydrate68g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars30g
Protein2g