Carrot Snack Cake


Equal parts all-purpose and whole wheat flours make this treat better for you while keeping a tender texture.

Carrot Snack Cake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 ½ cup shredded carrots (5)

  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • Cream Cheese Icing

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 3 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk eggs, oil, brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and vanilla until combined. Whisk in flours, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, salt, and nutmeg until combined. Stir in carrots and walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.

  3. Bake about 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Icing

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined and smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat on low until combined. Stir in orange zest.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
21g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4.6mg 23%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 155mg 3%
Folate, total 30.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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