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Apple Carrot Cake with Greek Yogurt Frosting

This Apple Carrot Cake topped with a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt is packed with real fruits and veggies and is a delicious lightened dessert for kids!
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Carrot Cake with Greek Yogurt Frosting
Calories: 185kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup pastry flour, whole wheat
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 dash salt
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1 medium apple

Serve With

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one round 8-inch cake pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, add the egg, brown sugar, coconut oil, agave, Greek yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and whisk to combine.
  • Add the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, optional salt, and fold with spatula or stir gently with a spoon until just combined; don't over mix.
  • Grate apples and carrots and fold gently to combine into the batter.
  • Turn batter out into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula. The batter will be very thick, this is what you want.
  • Bake for about 35-45 minutes or until the top is golden, the center is set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Baking times will vary based on moisture content of carrots, apples, climate, and oven variances. Bake until done; watch your cake, not the clock and don't worry if it takes longer to bake than the baking estimates provided.
  • Allow bread to cool in pan for about 15 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.
  • To make "frosting", simply mix the yogurt and cinnamon together and top on a completely cooled cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g