Who doesn’t love carrot cake? It’s such an indulgent treat and one that’s sure to please anyone who tries it. But did you know that you can make this classic dessert even better by swapping out just one ingredient for something else? Cake flour, which gives your cakes more structure, can be easily replaced with oats—and you won’t believe the difference it makes! Check out the full article to find out how to make carrot cake even easier!
The ingredient swap
Most people know that carrot cake is made with carrots, but did you know you could swap the eggs for bananas? Bananas add a sweet flavor and can help keep the cake moist. The one thing to watch out for when using this ingredient is that it can make your cake slightly denser. As far as substitutions go, this one will be a definite crowd-pleaser! People love adding a hint of sweetness without any hassle. What do you think about swapping eggs for bananas in your next batch of carrot cake?
Why would you want to swap it?
If you love carrot cake, but don’t want to spend a lot of time on it, try this! All you need is a box of yellow cake mix and one can of crushed pineapple with juice. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and follow the directions on the cake box to bake it. After it’s cooled, frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting and enjoy! The best part is that there are no artificial flavors or preservatives! Now that we’ve saved so much time, what are you going to do with yours?
How to do it
Swapping out the oil for applesauce in this recipe may seem like an unconventional ingredient swap, but it can make your life so much easier. The reason being is that because applesauce already has sugar and cinnamon mixed into it, you don’t need to add as much or any of those ingredients separately. Not only will this cut down on your prep time, but it will also help the cake stay moist because applesauce is a natural emulsifier. Plus, we love using it as a replacement for butter too! Plus if you want to go even more unconventional with your apple-carrot swap, we have plenty of ideas on how to make healthier vegan carrot cake cupcakes.