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Reduced Sugar Old Fashioned Carrot Cake is a delicious lower sugar alternative for dessert.
Disclosure: This post is part of the SPLENDA® Brand Sweet Life blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
Does your family have a signature dish that always graces the table in the spring? Our family seems to have a hankering for carrot cake in the spring especially for family dinners. Thankfully, I have a favorite carrot cake recipe in our family, but the only downside is several of my family members need foods with lower sugar.
That is where SPLENDA® came to my rescue! Did you know they have a sugar blend that significantly lowers the amount of sugar but works wonderfully for baking? I recently tried it in this carrot cake and it was delightful!
I was pretty ecstatic that all my family members could enjoy it with ease too. I even used the SPLENDA® recipe for powdered sugar to make the cream cheese icing.
Although, I adapted my recipe to use SPLENDA®, I needed to change up a few things when making it which included adding an extra egg, it allows the cake to be more moist. The first time I made it with less eggs and it was a big of a sticky mess, adding the egg brought this cake up to perfection and it tasted very similar to the full sugar cake.
On the back of the package of the Sugar Blend, you will find a very simple conversion table to show exactly the amount of sugar blend you will need to replace the sugar amount. Then, for the icing I used the Granulated Sugar and a food processor to make it thin enough to form powdered sugar consistency.
Are you ready for a delicious slice of carrot cake this spring? It’s time to enjoy a slice and remember you can make these into cupcakes too!
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