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Harvest Snack Cake Recipe

Harvest Snack Cake Recipe

The ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg give this cake a familiar spice cake flavor, and raisins and shredded carrots help keep it moist. —Hilary Carroll, Dearborn, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Combine the eggs, applesauce and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the carrots and raisins (batter will be thick).
  • 2. Spread evenly in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 170 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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cookiemouse User ID: 3900007 256371
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"Seemed like there were some ingredients missing. Even though it did not call for oil, I added some but the cake was still very dry. Also used an 11 x 7 pan as a 9 x 13 would have left it flat. I would not make it again."

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jayhawker1940 User ID: 3083644 111952
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"This cake was great!! My husband and I are Diabetic's and we both enjoyed this cake. I plan to make more of it, next time I am going to add some walnuts."

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Lorna Stickland User ID: 1413863 74515
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

"Re: Harvest Snack cake

I made the cake to take to work. I changed it by adding pecans and frosting it with cream cheese frosting. It was really yummy!!"

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pzfgpp User ID: 3580213 36881
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2009

"I made the Harvest Snack Cakes for my daughter's class, and all the kids really liked them. My son's snack day is coming up in a couple of weeks, and I've already taken the request to make some more for his class."

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jodigurl User ID: 991292 50869
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

"Great snack cake...if you like nuts, add walnuts."

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nynana34 User ID: 671454 38826
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I didn't have any carrots so I substituted grated zucchini...delicious"

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Gerry P. User ID: 3620187 128592
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"Hi - I thought I might pass along this tip that I use, when baking with raisins.

Sometimes when I put raisins in a recipe, espeicially if the raisins are dry, they tend to absorb too much of the moisture, leaving the cakecookie, square, etc.) drier than expected or prefered.
In order to avoid this, I will put the raisins in a small bowl and cover them with water( I prefer boiling water) and let them sit while I prepare the batter, then when it is time to add them to the recipe, I drain them and pat them dry. The raisins will be nice and plump and prevents them from absorbing too much of the moisture.
Gerry Provick"

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srweezy User ID: 3538018 32747
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I upped the applesauce to 1 cup and it turned out very moist."

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srweezy User ID: 3538018 81209
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I made this snack cake for by two boys (61and 36). I made the mistake of saying it was healthy for them. They ate it the first night but wouldn't touch it afterwards. I thought it was wonderful, moist and flavorful. From now on I will tell them I used lots of white flour and sugar."

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Gerry P. User ID: 3620187 96848
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I tried this recipe, however when I went to make it I realized I did not have any raisins so I substituted dried cranberries instead. My wife Arlene and I really loved it.

Arlene suggested that the next time I make it, I might try adding some orange zest - we'll see!
Thank you for sharing this.
Gerry Provick"

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plytmkutr User ID: 2703882 92102
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I am getting ready to make this cake right now. It sounds so good and even kinda healthy"

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Mr_Science User ID: 2646548 111949
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"Great taste, easy to make and healthy to boot. This is really a find! I served it with whipped cream and milk. I made another vacuum packed and froze it. After three days I thawed it and tasted it, it was just as good as when it was first made."

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madelin hoggard User ID: 1888847 38818
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I tried this recipe and it turned out great.Even my kids(3 and 11/2 years) liked it. It was not dry at all. i'll sure make it again. It's a good way to give my children some veggetables!"

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490cat User ID: 3614504 89961
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I made this snack with a can of pumpkin instead of the carrots and it was marvelous. I took it to a potluck supper and got great reviews!!"

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tranquilitytransitions User ID: 1050774 96847
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I also found cake too dry even though I added 1/4 cup of milk. Tasted good but needs more moisture.

tranquilitytransitions"

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1Bockey User ID: 3817489 50866
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"This cake was way too dry and I ended up throwing it out. No one in my family liked it. The taste wasn't that bad, but it was just too dry."

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aderrick User ID: 1437582 36880
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"Excellent snack cake. And healthy too."

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kateweather User ID: 3928295 89954
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"Chopping up the carrots took a little longer than I thought it would. The finished product smelled wonderful and tasted even better! You wouldn't know it was made with wheat flour and was low in fat! Will definitely make again."

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mdpkjt User ID: 1294672 50757
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"made this cake on Monday and it was very moist and tasty.Pat B."

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kitley User ID: 2087186 81670
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"This is a very moist snack cake even with the whole wheat flour. Excellent source of fiber and just sweet enough!"

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Southernmama User ID: 81270 50753
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I made muffins also. So many times my husband wants me to pack a little something sweet into his lunchbox for his midmorning snack and muffins work out really well. Yesterday, he took 2 muffins to share with a coworker who thought the Harvest Snack cake/Muffins smelled heavenly when he heated one up in the microwave."

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chefjoy User ID: 2856987 32746
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I made the recipe into muffins instead. Loved it! Great flavour I will definitely make it again. Joyce"

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lvlndsec User ID: 1409313 56835
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I really like this cake -- it fits very well in my Weight Watchers plan.

I made a few substitutes: I replaced half the brown sugar with Splenda, I replaced the eggs with 1/2 cup Egg Beaters, I used only 1/2 cup raisins, and I cut the cake into 24 servings. I individually freeze the squares and pack them in my lunch/snack bag for a treat each day.
Next time I will not use the brown sugar but will use all Splenda brown sugar substitute and I will replace half the applesauce with crushed pineapple to add a little more moisture."

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JAHass User ID: 2864898 74513
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2009

"

Besides the suggestion to use yogurt you could also substitute pureed baby food prunes."

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pjsattic110 User ID: 3571727 36878
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2009

"splenda to the rescue, I think.. they have several blends that would work.

There are quite a few varieties of flour, available at supermarkets and health food stores - with no carbs and lower carbs/glycemic index. Google them, to find the one that would best suit your needs."

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noramclendon@yahoo.com User ID: 1776142 81208
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2009

"Lower carbs would be nice"

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Marpaints User ID: 3332426 36877
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"Would like a suggestion how to make this cake with a lower carb count. Thanks. MR"

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mayams User ID: 111406 92073
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"Instead of applesauce you could use plain yogurt (regular or nonfat works.)"

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Jean Colosso User ID: 1447620 32182
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"I'm allergic to apples. Is there anything else I can use to replace the applesauce?"

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LadyAlisyn User ID: 3926276 128591
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"Yes, you may substitute all-purpose flour or your choice of any variety of flours would do well in this recipe. "

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jjjjjflutemom User ID: 1982415 38815
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"you should be able to sub all-purpose flour for the whole wheat (i'm usually working the other direction with substitutions, and putting in the whole wheat instead of taking it out). the measurement is the same, regardless of whether it's whole wheat or all-purpose."

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patricia vagos User ID: 1653924 89950
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"can I substitute all-purpose flour?"

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