Diabetes-Friendly Carrot Cake

Vitamin A is abundant in carrots—one medium carrot offers 60% of your daily intake. This is why they are best known for promoting healthy vision. 

But carrots' health benefits go beyond vision. Carrots improve immunity and protect the heart, brain, and skin. This is partly because they reduce chronic inflammation.

This vegetarian dish works if you eat dairy and eggs. The ingredient list for whipped toppings should not contain any animal products other than dairy (many contain sodium caseinate, which comes from milk).

For the best texture, finely shred the carrots to distribute them evenly throughout the cake and prevent them from sinking to the bottom. A box grater or food processor's fine shredding disc may finely shred carrots.

Yes, wrap the cooled carrot cake layers in plastic wrap and store for 5 days or freeze for 3 months. Defrost at room temp. Sprinkle coarsely shredded carrot on the carrot cake before serving. Frost it up to 2 hours ahead.

Ingredient

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ⅔ cup flax-seed meal 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 3 cups finely shredded carrot (6 medium carrots) 1 cup thawed refrigerated or frozen egg product or 4 lightly beaten eggs

2 ounces Neufchâtel softened reduced-fat cream cheese 1/2 tsp vanilla ¼ cup powdered sugar 1-1/2 cups frozen light-whipped dessert topping

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