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Harvest Snack Cake Recipe
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Harvest Snack Cake Recipe

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This tasty treat was my first successful attempt at baking light. The ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg give it a familiar spice cake flavor...and raisins and shredded carrots help keep it moist. —Hilary Carroll of Dearborn, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 170 calories, 1g fat (0.550g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1/2 frui

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.
Originally published as Harvest Snack Cake in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p37


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jayhawker1940
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
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
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
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

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

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nynana34
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

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

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Gerry P.
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 cake( cookie, 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
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

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

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srweezy
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.
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
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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