I adore the Weight Watchers program, and I’ve been dying to make a dessert for a while now (my sweets cravings are normally what ruin my diet.) I decided to make the Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. An old classic.

Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake

I put my carrots in my ninja until finely chopped, the ninja didn’t get it as small as I’d like so you might actually want to grate yours.

Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake

Dry ingredients:

Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake

Wet Ingredients mixed with the dry, remember to mix wet ingredients well beforehand!

Put into round pan:

Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350° until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in-pan for 10 minutes. Flip Out and cool completely..

Whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.

Ice cake and serve, but most of all: enjoy this 7 points+ dessert!

Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake

Although mine came out with chunkier carrots than I’d have liked, it was still really good. Zoey loved it..she couldn’t wait to get her piece.

Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake

Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake

Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Icing
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 10
7 Points+
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup(s) whole-grain wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 large egg(s)
  • 2 large egg white(s)
  • 3/4 cup(s) honey
  • 1/4 cup(s) vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cup(s) uncooked carrot(s), grated
  • 3 oz low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Lightly coat the bottom of an 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat eggs, honey, oil and lemon juice until blended. Stir flour mixture and carrots into egg mixture just until well blended.
  3. Spread batter into a prepared pan and bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn out of pan and cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, for frosting, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Spread a thin layer over cooled cake and serve.
Notes

If you like a lot of frosting, double the frosting recipe.
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2 comments on “Weight Watchers Friendly Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Icing”

  1. I am familiar with Weight Watchers and love it too because you get to select the food you want to eat as long as you stay on your points. The ingredients in this recipe look delicious and nutritious and I cannot wait to try it. I love the carrots and the great sweetness they add to my smoothies so I know this carrot cake will be delicious too. Thanks for sharing.

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