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14-Karat Cake

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"'When I served this carrot cake to my family last Easter, everyone loved it...and they couldn't tell I had lightened it up!' relates Ellen Schuh of Sherwood, Wisconsin."
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45 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients until smooth. Combine the flours, baking soda, salt and spices; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in carrots and raisins. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth. Beat in sugar. Frost the cake. Sprinkle with walnuts and coconut. Refrigerate.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One piece equals 286 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


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I made cupcakes using this recipe and they were delicious. You could probably put walnuts in the cake in lieu of or in addition to the walnuts on the frosting, but as is, this recipe is fabulous.

Best Carrot Cake ever. Other than substituting coconut for the raisins (hubby hates 'em) and using our family tried & true icing recipe, we followed this to a T and baked in mini loaf pans. Hu...

awesome... and they don't even know it has whole wheat in it, (use egg substitute too)

I also made this cake into cupcakes. I omitted the coconut but other than that followed the recipe exactly. The cupcakes turned out really good!

This was delish!!! I didn't have allspice or cloves, but the cinammon was all it needed. I no longer feel guilty indulging in my favorite dessert. I only used 2 cups of powder sugar for the fros...

Absolutely the best carrot cake ever!! My husband couldn't get enough and it was gone immediately. I will make this over and over and over again (the carrots did well in my garden this year).

The 14-Karat cake was verey good everyone loved it they even want me to make another but not just one but three. They say the'll even pay for the things I need to make it! :p

I only had a bite of this cake but it was sure tasty and disappeared, literally, within minutes of serving it at a family gathering. Yum, yum!

Absolutely wonderful flavor. I love carrot cake but this one was moist, light and was packed with flavor. Don't skip on the toasted coconut or the sprinkle of walnuts on top. They most definat...