Alton Brown's Carrot Cake Recipe

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Submitted by miovlb6

Makes 10 servings



Alton Brown's Carrot Cake from Food Network (with 1.5x the amount of frosting) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/carrot-cake-recipe/index.html

Recipe Ingredients for Alton Brown's Carrot Cake

12 ounces all-purpose flour
12 ounces grated carrots
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces white sugar
2 ounces dark brown sugar
3 large eggs
6 ounces plain yogurt
6 ounces vegetable oil
12 ounces cream cheese
3 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
14 1/2 ounces powdered sugar

Recipe Directions for Alton Brown's Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Butter and flour a 9-inch round and 3-inch deep cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Put the carrots into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

  4. Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process for 5 seconds. Add this mixture to the carrots and toss until they are well-coated with the flour.

  5. In the bowl of the food processor combine the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and yogurt.

  6. With the processor still running drizzle in the vegetable oil. Pour this mixture into the carrot mixture and stir until just combined. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 degrees F and bake for another 20 minutes or until the cake reaches 205 to 210 degrees F in the center.

  7. Remove the pan from the oven and allow cake to cool 15 minutes in the pan. After 15 minutes, turn the cake out onto a rack and allow cake to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting after cake has cooled completely.

  8. Cream Cheese Frosting:

  9. In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and butter on medium just until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. With the speed on low, add the powdered sugar in 4 batches and beat until smooth between each addition.

  10. Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before using.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 236.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
796
Calories from Fat
341
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
37.9g
58%
Saturated Fat
15.9g
80%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
451mg
19%
Potassium
309mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
106.7g
36%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
77.3g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 129% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 11% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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