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Why You Should Consider Adding Fruit To Your Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is already a healthier alternative to birthday cake or wedding cake, but it still contains loads of processed sugar which can be extremely detrimental to your health if consumed in excess. So, why not introduce some non-processed sugars into the mix?
Adding fruit to your carrot cake recipe gives your cake more nuanced fruity flavors while adding fiber and antioxidants in addition to the sweetness of sugar. When comparing sugars from fruit to processed sugars, the most notable difference is the additional nutrients that fruit can have.
Cooking with fruit and less sugar will also make your carrot cake safer for people with diabetes or who struggle with severe weight problems since diet risks can be threatening to one's life. Eating Well also suggests trying raisins, applesauce, and prune pureé in your cake or cupcake recipe as alternatives to processed sugar.