World's Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
World's Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Learn how to make the world's best carrot cake! This recipe is so simple but has the absolute best flavor and perfectly moist texture, piled high with the most heavenly, fluffy and rich cream cheese frosting.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1½ teaspoons salt
    • 1¼ cups vegetable or canola oil
    • ? cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1¼ cups sugar
    • 1¾ cup brown sugar
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla
    • 6 large eggs
    • 3 cups shredded carrots
    • optional: ½ cup raisins and/or ½ cup chopped pecans
    • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 8-ounce bricks), softened
    • 1 cup butter
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract OR 1 teaspoons vanilla + 2 teaspoons maple extract
    • heaping ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 8 cups powdered sugar, or as needed
    • chopped pecans for topping, optional

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1499 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 81 g 124.36%
    • Saturated Fat: 21 g 106.96%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 117 mg 38.95%
    • Sodium: 1650 mg 68.76%
    • Calcium: 65 mg 6.49%
    • Potassium: 224 mg 6.4%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.23%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 205 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 9.12%
    • Sugar: 169 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 11 g
    • Vitamin A 125.31%
    • Vitamin C 21.5%
    • Vitamin D 0.62%
    • * 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 - Fat16
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs12
    • 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 Total0 oz-eq

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