About this recipe: A super easy version of carrot cake using carrot baby food. Look for carrot baby food that isn't savoury. It can be mixed with other fruits (for example, there's a Pumpkin, carrot and mango baby food in markets now). Cut these into slices after icing with your favourite cream cheese icing recipe.
My entire family loves this recipe...however we've revised it a bit...we substitute an equal amount of apple sauce for the oil. Makes the cake lighter and drastically reduces the fat calories. Now if we can just make the frosting calorie free!!! : ) - 11 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Let me say up, this is a very good recipe as far as ease of preparation and taste. For those reasons alone, I gave it 4 stars. But, I could not, in all good conscience, make this recipe as directed because of the high fat and sugar content. I substituted applesauce for the oil and Egg Beaters for the eggs. I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour. I cut the sugar back to 1/2 cup each and used Splenda and Brown Sugar Splenda. I like to be able to serve desserts, but without breaking the bank in terms of calories from sugar and fat. I highly recommend this recipe, but a healthier version of it. - 21 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These are outstanding! I followed the recipe (ingredient-wise) exactly. I made these with the suggested cooking time the first time and they were way too moist, but very flavorful. I made them again 5 days later and increased the cooking time by 15 minutes and they were PERFECT. Man, these are good. Thanks! - 08 Jun 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)