Flax Seed Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 3egg whites
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup nonfat milk
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract(Optional)
  • 1 ⅓ cups whole wheat flour
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Lightly oil a 9×5 inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray.

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  • Step 2

    Whisk together the egg whites, sugar, milk, applesauce, vanilla, and almond extract in a small bowl; mix until well blended.In a large bowl, sift together the flour, whole wheat flour, flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and baking soda.Mix the egg into the flour; stir until well blended.Fold in the walnuts, raisins, carrot, and drained pineapple.Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Step 3

    Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (but not necessarily dry), about 40 minutes.Set aside to cool for 10 to 20 minutes before refrigerating overnight.

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