Carrot-Oatmeal Spice Cake

This is a tasty treat suitable for any holiday buffet or intimate meal. It is also chock full of nutritious ingredients. If pecans aren’t your forte, substitute walnuts.

Carrot-Oatmeal Spice Cake


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons artificial sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 7×11 inch baking dish. Set aside.

2 Combine raisins, carrots, and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

3 In a mixing bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, sugar substitute, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.

4 In a separate bowl, mix together the margarine, egg substitute, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and mix well.

5 Add the raisin mixture and nuts, mix well and pour into baking pan.

6 Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.


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