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14-Carat Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

 
14-Carat Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
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Absolutely amazing... I'm not a baker, but this recipe is foolproof. My husband's favorite is carrot cake and I made it for his 30th birthday with resounding compliments even from those who don't like it. One friend insisted I got it from a bakery!

Yield

16

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

40

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
ground
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
2 cups carrots
grated
8 ½ ounces pineapple, canned, crushed
drained
½ cup nuts
chopped
Vanilla cream cheese frosting
½ cup butter
or margarine
8 ounces cream cheese
softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar
sifted

Directions

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.

Beat eggs and add sugar.

Let stand until sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes.

Stir in oil, carrots, drained pineapple and nuts.

Turn into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans or 1 (13- x 9-inch) pan and bake at 350℉ (180℃) 35 to 40 minutes for layer pans and about 55 minutes for 13- x 9-inch pan, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

Cool in pans about 10 minutes, then turn onto wire racks to cool completely.

To make frosting, combine butter, cream cheese and vanilla in large bowl and beat until well blended.

Add powdered sugar gradually, beating vigorously.

If too thick, thin with milk to spreading consistency.

Frost between layers, top and sides of layer cake.

Frost top and sides of sheet cake.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+3

over 6 years

I have tried many carrot cakes over the years and I promise you this one is the absolute best, hands down!

Tip: For the frosting, I strongly suggest using 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice in place of the vanilla. It compliments the cake and raises the overall taste to a new level.

+9

over 9 years

Absolutely amazing... I'm not a baker, but this recipe is foolproof. My husband's favorite is carrot cake and I made it for his 30th birthday with resounding compliments even from those who don't like it. One friend insisted I got it from a bakery!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 159g (5.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 60152% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 311mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 55% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 5% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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