Canada's Best Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

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Canada's Best Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing
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  1. Grease and flour 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In separate bowl, beat together granulated and brown sugars, eggs, oil and vanilla until smooth; pour over flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Stir in carrots, pineapple and pecans. Spread in prepared pan.
  3. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days. Or ovenwrap with heavy duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks; let thaw before continuing.).
  4. Icing: In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Beat in icing sugar, one-third at a time, until smooth. Spread over top of cake. (Make-ahead: Cover loosely and refrigerate for up to I day.).
  5. Tips: Set timer for 5 minutes less than the time specified in recipe, check cake then for the following signs. If the cake is not done, return it to the oven to finish baking.
  6. When is the cake done:.
  7. A fully baked cake will spring back when touched in the center. The cake also draws away from the side of the pan, and a cake tester (a toothpick of skewer works well) inserted in the center comes out clean. Also trust your sense of smell: the fresh aroma of butter and sugar wafting out of the oven can be the signal to check the cake.
  8. When cakes emerge from the oven, their structure is set, but the set is still fragile. Let cakes stand in pans on rack for time specified in each recipe, usually 15 to 20 minutes. Run knife around edge of cake, then place rack over pan and invert cake onto rack to cool completely.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1566.05 Kcal (6557 kJ)
Calories from fat 747.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 83.07g 128%
Cholesterol 161.06mg 54%
Sodium 1052.58mg 44%
Potassium 890.32mg 19%
Total Carbs 195.73g 65%
Sugars 104.17g 417%
Dietary Fiber 8.65g 35%
Protein 19.9g 40%
Vitamin C 8mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 23%
Iron 5.3mg 29%
Calcium 268.4mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 358.53 Kcal (1501 kJ)
Calories from fat 171.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.02g 128%
Cholesterol 36.87mg 54%
Sodium 240.98mg 44%
Potassium 203.83mg 19%
Total Carbs 44.81g 65%
Sugars 23.85g 417%
Dietary Fiber 1.98g 35%
Protein 4.56g 40%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 23%
Iron 1.2mg 29%
Calcium 61.4mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 37.4
  • 44

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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