Carrot Cake Recipe

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


Submitted by apfelkuchen

Makes 16 servings



altered from Cook's Illustrated carrot cake recipe

Recipe Ingredients for Carrot Cake

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 pound carrots, shredded
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 cup soymilk, light plain
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup canola oil
8 ounces cream cheese
5 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Recipe Directions for Carrot Cake

  1. Prep pan or pans. Turn on oven to 350F.

  2. Mix first 8 ingredients.

  3. Mix next seven ingredients, except carrots, until emulsified (about 5 minutes). Stir in carrots.

  4. Pour dry into wet.

  5. Split batter into 2 9 inch rounds or 1 13 x 9 inch sheet pan.

  6. Bake 30-40 minutes, checking regularly. Put in toothpick. When it comes out clean, cake's done.

  7. Set aside to cool.

  8. Mix remaining ingredients for icing.

Categories

Dairy, Eggs, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, American, Easter, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 133.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
355
Calories from Fat
131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.5g
22%
Saturated Fat
6.6g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
267mg
11%
Potassium
217mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
52.3g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
34.5g
Protein
5.4g
Vitamin A 103% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 6% Iron 9%
* 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
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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