Wouldn't that be nice? A vegetable, so rich in good nutrients, that could cancel out all the "bad" things.... now that's my kind of cake. I've been looking at different carrot cake recipes lately and decided to start with one nearest to my own. Check out http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/grandma-hiers-carrot-cake-recipe/index.html I declare to you I looked for a printed recipe and only found the video...so if you need more visual, just know that there is a video....somewhere.
Six-inch pans still make pretty cakes and keep temptations down....leaving one layer extra for the freezer and company :)
Note to self: Try substituting applesauce for oil in batter and use low fat cream cheese in icing....or maybe 1/2 oil for the same amount of applesauce in batter...just an idea to try. I have substituted before in other recipes with success. If I become brave, I'll let you know.