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VitaFiber™ Carrot Cake

Here is a really delicious, moist and healthier carrot cake – full of digestive fiber and prebiotics – that your friends and family will surely love!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups (295 ml) canola or other vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (400 g) VitaFiber™ IMO powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups (300 g) grated peeled carrots (5 to 6 medium carrots)
  • 1 cup (100 g) coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup (65 g) raisins

For the Frosting:

  • 8 ounces (225 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (140 g) VitaFiber™ IMO powder
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) coarsely chopped pecans, for topping cake

Method

Make Batter

  1. Heat the oven to 350º F.
  2. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper then grease the top of the paper. Or, grease and flour the bottom and sides of both pans.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, and the cinnamon until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, VitaFiber™ IMO , and vanilla. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, until blended.
  5. Switch to a large rubber spatula. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, stirring gently until they disappear and the batter is smooth. Stir in the carrots, nuts and raisins.

Bake Cake

  1. Divide the batter between the prepared cake pans.
  2. Bake until the tops of the cake layers are springy when touched and when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean; 35 to 45 minutes.
  3. Cool cakes in pans for 15 minutes then turn out onto cooling racks, peel off parchment paper and cool completely.

Finishing

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a handheld mixer on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute.
  2. Beat in the powdered VitaFiber™ IMO , a 1/4 cup at a time until fluffy.
  3. Pour in cream and beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  4. Chill covered until ready to frost cake.
  5. When the cake layers are completely cool, frost the top of one cake layer, place the other cake layer on top.
  6. Decoratively swirl the top of the cake with remaining frosting, leaving the sides unfrosted.
  7. Scatter nuts on top.