Carrot Walnut Cake

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A carrot cake that is moist, but not oily. The cream cheese frosting is delicious and does not form a crust.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 to 10 - inch round cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • cup orange juice

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 4 cups grated carrots

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 ⅓ cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch round cake pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1 cup butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the eggs and the orange juice. Add the sifted dry ingredient, mix well. Finally, fold in the walnuts, raisins and carrots. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack.

  4. To make the frosting, in a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla, 1/2 cup butter and confectioners sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

519 Calories
29g Fat
62g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 519
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 279mg 6%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.