Carrot Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, is made especially delicious with a cream cheese frosting
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Amanda Rettke from iambaker.net

Carrot cake, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, is made especially delicious with a cream cheese frosting.

6
Servings
1086
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the carrot cake:

  • 2  Cups  flour
  • 2  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 2  Teaspoons  cinnamon, such as McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  nutmeg, such as McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
  • 1  Cup  oil
  • 2  Cups  granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • 2  Teaspoons  vanilla extract, such as McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3  Cups  shredded carrots
  • 1  Cup  pecans, chopped
  • can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained

For the vanilla cream cheese frosting:

  • package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2  Cup  (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract, such as McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • box (16 ounces) confectioners sugar

Directions

For the carrot cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For the cake, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and spices in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour into greased and floured 13-by-9-inch baking pan.

Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

For the vanilla cream cheese frosting:

For the vanilla cream cheese frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add confectioners sugar, beating well after each addition. Frost cooled cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
73g
100%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
99g
76%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
930µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
22mg
29%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
19µg
21%
Calcium, Ca
98mg
10%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
15g
60%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
269mg
38%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
1172mg
78%
Water
136g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Carrot Cake Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Carrot Cake Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.