Morning Glory Carrot Cake

With whole wheat flour, carrots, raisins and walnuts, a small slice of this classic cake goes a long way to please your palate!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 15

Ingredients

Cake

1
box yellow cake mix
3
tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 1/4
cups water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
4
eggs
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 1/2
cups finely shredded carrots (about 5 medium)
1/3
cup raisins
1/3
cup chopped walnuts

Frosting

3
cups powdered sugar
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
3/4
cup flaked coconut, toasted*
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cake mix and flour. Reserve 1/3 cup cake mix mixture. To remaining mixture, add water, oil, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg; beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. In medium bowl, stir carrots, raisins, walnuts and reserved cake mix mixture until coated. Stir into batter; pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 43 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla on low speed until blended. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread frosting over cake. Sprinkle with coconut. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    57g
    57%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    41g
    41%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    70%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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