14-Karat Cake Recipe

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients until smooth. Combine the flours, baking soda, salt and spices; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in carrots and raisins. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth. Beat in sugar. Frost the cake. Sprinkle with walnuts and coconut. Refrigerate.