Carrot Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Carrot Cake recipe? Learn how to make Carrot Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rasmom

Makes 8 servings



Original recipe was 4x this recipe - "Reception Carrot Cake" from Good Housekeeping Cookbook.

Recipe Ingredients for Carrot Cake

1/8 cup orange juice
1/8 cup raisins
1 cup flour
5/8 cup canola oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tbsp grated orange peel

Recipe Directions for Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8x8" pan. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat orange juice and raisins to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes; remove saucepan from heat. (I just soaked my raisins in the OJ for a while and then microwaved them for ~25 secs instead).

  2. Into large bowl, measure flour, next 9 ingredients, and raisin mixture. With mixer at low speed, beat ingredients just until mixed, constantly scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Increase speed to high; beat 3 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl.

  3. With rubber spatula, fold in carrots, walnuts, & grated orange peel. Mix and pour into prepared pan. Bake ~35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

  4. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 92.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
348
Calories from Fat
207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.0g
35%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Sodium
333mg
14%
Potassium
167mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
32.1g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
17.8g
Protein
5.2g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* 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
C-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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