Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

1 hour

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup apple sauce
  2. 1/3 cup maple syrup
  3. 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  4. 2 eggs beaten
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  10. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  12. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  13. 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  14. 1/2 cup dried apricots chopped

Steps

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. 2
    Mix apple sauce and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Then add eggs, vanilla and carrots.
  3. 3
    Mix in salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  4. 4
    Add baking soda and baking powder. It is important to add these ingredients separate from the rest but just before the flour as they will give your batter some air bubbles.
  5. 5
    Add the flour. Once it is completely mixed in, add the apricots and sunflower seeds.
  6. 6
    Pour the batter into a greased tin and bake for 1 hour.