Carrot Cake V

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This is a very easy cake recipe for when you're in the mood for carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting.

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Servings:
16
Yield:
9 inch layer cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 (4.5 ounce) jars carrot baby food

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 ¼ cups chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round pans.

  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil; beat well. Add eggs, carrots, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat mixture until smooth. Combine flour, salt, soda, and spices; add to creamed mixture, beating well. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  3. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, and then transfer layers to wire racks.

  4. To Make Cream Cheese Frosting: Combine cream cheese and butter or margarine, beating until light and fluffy. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Stir in chopped pecans. Fill and frost the cake with cream cheese frosting. Garnish with pecans, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

577 Calories
32g Fat
70g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 577
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 56g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 123mg 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.