As the name implies, this Honey-Sweetened Applesauce Carrot Cake is made with natural sweeteners: honey, applesauce, and freshly-grated carrots. The combination of the three ingredients not only escalate this classic cake to a real food status, but also result in a super moist cake. And for me, a super moist carrot cake is a must!
13x9 Pan Baking Note: According to a reader via an Instagram comment, this cake turns out great when it's baked in a 13x9 pan: "I made your honey carrot cake yesterday and it was loved by all. I made it in a 13x9 pan and it worked great. It took about 45 minutes at the temperature listed in the recipe."
This recipe will yield enough frosting to lightly frost the cake, but not enough to create a thick frosting. If you'd like a thick layer of frosting around the cake, I recommend doubling the butter and cream cheese amounts, but only increasing the honey to 1/3 cup. Taste the frosting, and add more honey if needed. I've found that 1/3 cup of honey is sweet enough for this frosting.
Recipe by Live Simply | https://livesimply.me/honey-sweetened-applesauce-carrot-cake/