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
1334
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
61g
87%
Sugar
41g
46%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
189g
100%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
78µg
11%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
27µg
30%
Calcium, Ca
712mg
71%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
14g
56%
Folate, total
191µg
48%
Iron, Fe
30mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
128mg
40%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
373mg
53%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
47µg
85%
Sodium, Na
995mg
66%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
48g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.