Quest Nutrition Carrot Cake

Quest Nutrition Carrot Cake



Happy National Carrot Cake day!

QUEST NUTRITION CARROT CAKE JARS

Yields: 12 servings

Serving Size: 4 ounces

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Total Time: 45 min

Ingredients:

Carrot Cake

2 scoops Quest® Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder

2 Cinnamon Roll Quest Bars®

½ cup almond meal

⅓ cup zero-calorie sweetener

1 teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup carrot, finely shredded

½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 egg whites

1 egg

¼ cup carrot purée or jarred baby food

¼ cup crushed pineapple, drained

1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

2 tablespoon walnuts, finely chopped

Nonstick cooking spray

Frosting

1 scoop Quest® Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder

8 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened

½ cup powdered zero-calorie sweetener

¼ teaspoons vanilla extract

Pinch salt

Topping

2 tablespoons walnuts, finely chopped

Assembly

12 (4-oz) jars/cups

Method:

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Break Quest Bars® into small pieces. Place on a nonstick baking sheet, and bake for 6 minutes, or until golden. Remove to cool.
  3. In a mini blender, process the cooled Quest Bar® pieces to a powder.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the Quest Bar® powder, Quest Protein Powder, almond meal, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, allspice, and nutmeg.
  5. Add in the carrots, almond milk, egg whites, egg, carrot purée, and coconut oil, and stir until incorporated.
  6. Fold in the walnuts.
  7. Spray an 11-by-17-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Pour batter into cake pan.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  10. Using two cookie cutters (the dimensions of the cup’s base and middle) cut 12 base circles and 12 middle circles.

Frosting

  1. Using a mixer, combine the Quest Protein Powder, cream cheese, sweetener, vanilla extract, and salt, and mix until a frosting consistency is achieved.

Assembly

  1. Line up the jars.
  2. Press one small circle, into the bottom of the jar. Pipe or spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of frosting on top. Place second cake layer down. Top with 1 heaping tablespoon frosting.
  3. Dust tops with walnuts. Do not fill to top.
  4. Place lid on jar. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 145

Protein: 14g

Fat: 7g

Net Carbs: 7g

Fiber: 4g

P/CAL: 39%

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