Monday, July 19, 2010

WW Carrot Cake!

Sweet Sue sent me this goodie that she had for her birthday :)  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  She used fresh apricots in stead of the dried and apple sauce instead of the apple butter.  She said that it was the BOMB!!!
Carrot Cake
POINTS® Value:  4
Servings:  24
Preparation Time:  35 min
Cooking Time:  30 min


2 cup(s) all-purpose flour   
1 1/2 cup(s) sugar   
2 tsp ground cinnamon   
2 tsp baking soda   
1 tsp table salt   
1/2 cup(s) dried apricot halves   
3 Tbsp hot water   
2 large egg(s)   
2 item(s) egg white(s)   
4 large carrot(s), shredded (2 1/2 cups)   
1/2 cup(s) apple butter   
1/3 cup(s) canola oil   
12 oz light cream cheese, Neufchâtel   
7 1/2 oz store-bought marshmallow creme   
1 tsp vanilla extract   


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with non-stick spray, line the bottoms with parchment or wax paper, and spray the paper with nonstick spray.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Put the apricots and hot water in a food processor and process until the apricots are finely chopped.
  • Put the eggs and egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a whisk to combine. Add the carrots, apple butter, oil, and apricots, stirring until blended. Add the flour mixture to the carrot mixture, stirring with a rubber spatula just until blended. Spread the batter evenly n the pans. Bake until the cakes are nicely browned and the center of each one bounces back when lightly pressed with a fingertip, 30-32 minutes. Let cool in the pans on racks, 15 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans, peel off the paper, and cool completely on the racks.
  • To make the frosting, with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the remaining ingredients until smooth.
  • To frost the cake, place 3 strips of wax paper on plate; don't cover center of plate. Place 1 cake layer on top. Spread ½ cup frosting on center; spread out to edges. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread extra frosting on sides, then on top. Pull out wax paper.

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