Go ahead, take another bite. This cake is delicious, and really good for you! Each bite provides beta carotene, which helps protect your heart. And you don't need to be a pastry chef in a four-star restaurant to make it.
This heart-smart cake recipe uses about one-third the oil of the traditional recipe, only 3 eggs instead of 5, and buttermilk for extra moistness.
Cooking carrots, as in this recipe, breaks down the cellular walls that hold the heart-healthy beta carotene, thus increasing the availability of this vital nutrient to the body.