Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake Recipe
Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake Recipe
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr 5 min
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  • Summary

    This cake is incredibly moist and light. It’s up to you when it comes to the grated carrots. You can hand grate for the finest carrot pieces that sort of melt into the cake batter. A food processor makes quick work of grating carrots, but the pieces will be slightly larger. This is what we do and find it works really well in the cake. A third option is to use pre-grated carrots from the store. They work very well and help with prep time. This cake is very forgiving. You can make this with or without nuts and raisins. We like using both granulated and brown sugar in this — you could just use granulated sugar, though.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/4 cups (295 ml) canola or other vegetable oil
    • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
    • 1 cup (200 grams) lightly packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3 cups (300 grams) grated peeled carrots (5 to 6 medium carrots)
    • 1 cup (100 grams) coarsely chopped pecans
    • 1/2 cup (65 grams) raisins
    • 8 ounces (225 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 1 1/4 cups (140 grams) powdered sugar
    • 1/3 cup (80 ml) heavy whipping cream
    • 1/2 cup (50 grams) coarsely chopped pecans, for topping cake

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 8387 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 512 g 788%
    • Saturated Fat: 96 g 481.7%
    • Trans Fat: 4 g %
    • Cholesterol: 622 mg 207.44%
    • Sodium: 5429 mg 226.21%
    • Calcium: 3829 mg 382.86%
    • Potassium: 2007 mg 57.34%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 22 mg 124.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 934 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 28 g 113.8%
    • Sugar: 691 g
    • Protein: 70 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 27 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 92 g
    • Vitamin A 799.66%
    • Vitamin C 333.92%
    • Vitamin D 17.43%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat101
    • Exchange - Fruit8
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs39
    • Exchange - Starch13
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total16 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit3 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total12 oz-eq

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