Cranberry-Carrot Layer Cake

  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 25 min
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    This moist cake smothered with rich cream cheese frosting makes any dinner festive. Every autumn, I go to a cranberry festival in Wisconsin and load up on fresh cranberries to freeze for year-round cooking. —Nellie Runne, Rockford, Illinois

    Ingredients

    • 4 large eggs
    • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 2 cups shredded carrots
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
    • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 cup butter, softened
    • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1 tablespoon whole milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest, optional
    • Sugared cranberries, optional

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 14
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 556 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 27 g 40.95%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 26.06%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 18 mg 6.09%
    • Sodium: 267 mg 11.12%
    • Calcium: 36 mg 3.56%
    • Potassium: 57 mg 1.63%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.05%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 79 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.41%
    • Sugar: 63 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 32.5%
    • Vitamin C 6.4%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs4
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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