Carrot Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy carrot cake recipe? Learn how to make carrot cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by schaenna

Makes 15 servings



traditional carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Recipe Ingredients for carrot cake

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups finely shredded carrots
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
4 eggs
80 g light cream cheese
1/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Recipe Directions for carrot cake

  1. *to make cake lighter use 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup apple sauce instead of one cup oil.

  2. In a bowl combine flour, sugar (2 cups regular sugar or sugar substitute), baking soda, powder and cinnamon. Add carrot, oil & eggs. Beat w/mixer (or just mix w/spoon briskley)

  3. Pour into greased & floured pan (2 - 9 x 1 1/2" pans) @ 350 for 30 to 35 min or (13 x 9" pan) @ 350 approx 35 - 40 min (check with knife in middle to see if it comes out clean)

  4. Cream Cheese Frosting: (You can cut in half if you want to lightly put on top of cake - very rich!)

  5. 2 3oz pkgs of cream cheese

  6. 1/2 cup softened margarine or butter

  7. 2 tsp vanilla

  8. 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  9. In a bowl beat together cream cheese, marg/butter, vanilla till light & fluffy - gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar beat well - then gradually add remaining powdered sugar to make frosting spreading consistancy.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 96.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.6g
21%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
168mg
7%
Potassium
154mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
36.3g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
21.6g
Protein
3.8g
Vitamin A 79% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* 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
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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