• prep: 10 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Homemade Carrot Cake is a rich dessert that's easy to make and has pure, homebaked goodness in every bite!

    Ingredients

    • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • ½teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
    • ¾ cup vegetable oil
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 4 ounces sour cream
    • ¼ cup pineapple juice
    • 3 cups grated carrots (5 medium-sized carrots or 10-ounce bag pre-shredded)
    • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1-2 tablespoons milk, as needed
    • Pecan halves

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1246 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 40 g 61.9%
    • Saturated Fat: 13 g 63.31%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 46 mg 15.3%
    • Sodium: 535 mg 22.31%
    • Calcium: 106 mg 10.64%
    • Potassium: 395 mg 11.29%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 43.51%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 207 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 23.97%
    • Sugar: 75 g
    • Protein: 21 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 147.96%
    • Vitamin C 4.75%
    • Vitamin D 0.24%
    • * 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 - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs5
    • Exchange - Starch8
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total10 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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