Simple Carrot Cake

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18Ingredients
48Minutes
70Calories

Description

This easy-to-make basic carrot cake is the perfect no-frills dessert.

Ingredients

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  • 4 medium carrots (about 2 cups, grated)
  • 1 ounce walnuts (1/4 cup per 1 oz., finely chopped, optional)
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (150g per 3/4 cup, packed)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150g per 3/4 cup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (125g per 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or a blend of cinnamon, ginger powder, nutmeg, allspice and ground cloves)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5/8 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 blocks, softened)
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter (1 stick, softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    2. Spray two 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
    3. Grate the carrots and finely chop the walnuts.
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    NutritionView More

    70Calories
    Sodium2% DV45mg
    Fat6% DV4g
    Protein2% DV<1g
    Carbs3% DV9g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories70Calories from Fat35
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat4g6%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol10mg3%
    Sodium45mg2%
    Potassium25mg1%
    Protein<1g2%
    Calories from Fat35
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate9g3%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Sugars7g14%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C0%
    Calcium2%
    Iron2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.