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Tropical Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
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  • Summary

    This cake can be prepared one day ahead. Sweetened cream of coconut is available in the liquor section of most supermarkets.

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/3 cups sifted all purpose flour (sifted, then measured)
    • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
    • 1 cup dry-roasted macadamia nuts
    • 3/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
    • 3 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups finely grated peeled carrots
    • 2 8-ounce cans crushed pineapple in its own juice, well drained
    • 3 8-ounce packages Philadelphia-brand cream cheese, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 3/4cup canned sweetened cream of coconut (such as Coco López)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon (scant) coconut extract
    • 14 whole dry-roasted macadamia nuts
    • 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1179 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 72 g 110.94%
    • Saturated Fat: 28 g 140.53%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 57 mg 18.84%
    • Sodium: 655 mg 27.27%
    • Calcium: 102 mg 10.17%
    • Potassium: 409 mg 11.68%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 25.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 135 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 23.41%
    • Sugar: 91 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 120.06%
    • Vitamin C 4.8%
    • 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 - Fat14
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs5
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • 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 Total1 oz-eq

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