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A healthier version of a delicious classic, this recipe uses whole wheat flour, Smart Balance® Cooking Oil, light cream cheese and Smart Balance® HeartRight® Fat Free Milk to cut calories, cholesterol and fat.
1 ½ cup flour
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
3 large, beaten
¾ cup Smart Balance® Cooking Oil
1 tsp vanilla
¾ cup Smart Balance® HeartRight™ Fat Free Milk
3 cups carrots, grated
1 cup raisins
2 cups powdered sugar
6oz light cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
In a mixing bowl, stir together the flours, sugars, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk and stir by hand just until ingredients are moistened.
Stir in the carrots and raisins.
Pour the batter into a cupcake pan with liners. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted comes clean. Cool completely.
To make the frosting, mix all ingredients with a hand-held mixer until smooth. Frost cupcakes by hand or with a piping bag. Garnish with chopped walnuts if desired.
Makes 28 servings. (1 cupcake per serving)
Nutrition Per Serving:
Saturated Fat: 1g
Trans Fatty Acid: 0g
Poly Fat: 2g
Mono Fat: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Total Sugars: 28g