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Simple Carrot Cake

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Victor Manuel: "it turned out great. taste was amazing and moist…" Read More
20Ingredients
110Minutes
780Calories
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Description

Though easy to make, this moist, spiced carrot cake still includes the classic raisins, walnuts, and luscious cream cheese frosting. Serve the two layers individually, or stack them for a layer cake. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.

Ingredients

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10 SERVINGS
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 medium carrots (about 2 cups grated)
  • 1 ounce walnuts (1/4 cup per 1 oz., finely chopped, optional)
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for cake)
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (scant, for cake)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter (4 oz. is 1 stick, softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (for frosting)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (for frosting)
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    NutritionView More

    780Calories
    Sodium21% DV510mg
    Fat63% DV41g
    Protein16% DV8g
    Carbs32% DV97g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories780Calories from Fat370
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat41g63%
    Saturated Fat14g70%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol125mg42%
    Sodium510mg21%
    Potassium250mg7%
    Protein8g16%
    Calories from Fat370
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate97g32%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars72g144%
    Vitamin A100%
    Vitamin C4%
    Calcium10%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(2)

    Victor Manuel 6 months ago
    it turned out great. taste was amazing and moist. the frosting came out to be a lot leftover or you can layer it on heavy but that tasted good also
    Szer 8 months ago
    I'm diabetic, so I substituted Stevia for the sugar and brown sugar. Tastes great and doesn't spike my blood-sugar.

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