Simple Carrot Cake Recipe | Yummly

Simple Carrot Cake

YUMMLY
18Ingredients
48Minutes
70Calories

Description

Though easy to make, this moist, spiced carrot cake still includes the classic raisins, walnuts, and luscious cream cheese frosting. Serve the two layers individually, or stack them for a layer cake. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.

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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    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.

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