Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A delectable cream cheese frosting is the finishing touch on classic carrot cake.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
cups shredded carrots (5 medium)
1
cup coarsely chopped nuts

Frosting

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
to 3 teaspoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the salt; beat on low speed 1 minute. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable. Frost cake. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    700
    (
    Calories from Fat
    330),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    37g
    37%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    320mg
    320%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    86g
    86%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    66g
    66%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    80%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    6
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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