The Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
The Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Ingredients

    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
    • 5 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon sour cream, light or regular
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/4 cups (4.25 ounces) powdered sugar
    • Toasted, chopped pecans, for garnish (optional)
    • 2 1/2 cups (12.5 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
    • 1 pound medium carrots (6 to 7 large carrots), ends trimmed and peeled or unpeeled (I never peel them)
    • 1 1/2 cups (10.5 ounces) granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup (3.5 ounces) packed light brown sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups vegetable, canola or other neutral-flavored oil (see note)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 647 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 38 g 58.55%
    • Saturated Fat: 8 g 38.94%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 28 mg 9.44%
    • Sodium: 373 mg 15.56%
    • Calcium: 59 mg 5.93%
    • Potassium: 190 mg 5.43%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.93%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 75 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.71%
    • Sugar: 51 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 6 g
    • Vitamin A 132.61%
    • Vitamin C 3.73%
    • 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 - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq