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5 Tips to Make Carrot Cake Healthy and Even More Delicious (Page 2)

Replace Some Oil with Buttermilk

1. Replace Some Oil with Buttermilk

Carrot cake is loaded with oil, which helps keep it moist and full of flavor. Although oil may not have as much saturated fat as butter does, it is calorie-dense (1 tablespoon of canola oil, which our recipe uses, contains 124 calories, 14 grams of total fat and 1 gram saturated fat). Most recipes call for more than 1 cup of oil, but we were able to slash the amount in half by replacing some of the oil with buttermilk, which is very low in fat and adds moisture and a tangy flavor that complements the sweetness in the cake.

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