Carrot Cake

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I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch cake

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 3 cups grated carrots

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

  4. To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.

    low view of carrot cake with pecans
    Sarah Dipity

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

575 Calories
35g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 575
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* 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.

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