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Carrot Cake

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=== CAKE ===
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup corn oil
1/2 cup applesauce
5 egg whites - (from large eggs)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/3 cups shredded cooked carrots
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple in own jui; drained

=== FROSTING ===
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese spread; room temperature
2 tablespoons margarine; room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
Lemon juice; to taste

For the cake: Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line a 13- by 9-inch layer cake pan with waxed paper. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon into large bowl. Add the oil, applesauce, egg whites, and vanilla. Beat well. Fold in carrots, walnuts, coconut, and pineapple. Pour into pan and bake until edges of cake pull away from the pan (about 1 hour). Cool cake in pan 10 minutes then remove cake from pan and onto cooling rack. Continue to cool 1 hour. For the frosting: Slowly beat the fat-free cream cheese and margarine in a mixing bowl. Sift in the powdered sugar slowly and continue beating. Add the vanilla and the lemon juice to taste. Frost the top and sides of the cake. This recipe yields 12 servings. Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories 380; Fat (grams) 12; Percent calories from fat 28; Percent polyunsaturated 14; Percent saturated 3; Percent monounsaturated 11; Cholesterol (milligrams) 0; Sodium (milligrams) 197; Protein (grams) 6; Carbohydrate (grams) 62; Fiber (grams) 2.

Source: "Mayo Clinic's Virtual Cookbook at" S(Formatted for MC5): "11-27-1999 by Joe Comiskey -"

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Per serving: 371 Calories (kcal); 14g Total Fat; (32% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 60g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 234mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrates

NOTES : Diabetics or those on calorie-controlled diets may count one serving as: 2 starch, 2 fruit and 2 fat servings. Weight Watcher points calculated at 8 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yield: 12 servings

Preparation Time: 0:00

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