Carrot Cake with Lemon Frosting Recipe

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Carrot Cake with Lemon Frosting
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  1. For Cake: Preheat oven to 350 deg.
  2. Butter three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides.
  3. Line bottoms with waxed pape r.
  4. Butter paper.
  5. Mix together oil, pineapple, eggs, vanilla and carrots.
  6. Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
  7. Stir into oil mixture. Mix in walnuts.
  8. Divide batter among prepared pans.
  9. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  10. Cook cakes in pans on racks.
  11. For Frosting: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  12. Gradually beat in sugar.
  13. Chill until firm but spreadable, about 1 hour.
  14. Turn cakes out of pans; peel off waxed paper.
  15. Place 1 cake on platter.
  16. Spread 3/4 cup frosting over.
  17. Top with second cake. Spread 3/4 cup frosting over.
  18. Top with third cake. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.
  19. Cover with cake dome and refrigerate. Let stand 3 hours at room temperature before serving.) Garnish cake with flowers.
  20. ** Actual recipe calls for carrots to be cut into 1/2-inch pieces and cooked in a large pot of boiling salt ed water until tender, about 12 minutes.
  21. Drain.
  22. Puree in processor, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl.
  23. Transfer to large bowl and cool.
  24. I prefer to use the shredded carrots and have had very good results.
  25. I have also baked this in a large sheet cake size pan and adjusted the cooking time.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4475.92 Kcal (18740 kJ)
Calories from fat 2311.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 256.85g 395%
Cholesterol 215.82mg 72%
Sodium 4616.79mg 192%
Potassium 7641.42mg 163%
Total Carbs 508.16g 169%
Sugars 308.84g 1235%
Dietary Fiber 7.4g 30%
Protein 50.51g 101%
Vitamin C 9.6mg 16%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 41%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Calcium 376.1mg 38%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 436.26 Kcal (1827 kJ)
Calories from fat 225.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.03g 395%
Cholesterol 21.04mg 72%
Sodium 449.99mg 192%
Potassium 744.8mg 163%
Total Carbs 49.53g 169%
Sugars 30.1g 1235%
Dietary Fiber 0.72g 30%
Protein 4.92g 101%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 16%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 41%
Iron 0.4mg 24%
Calcium 36.7mg 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 110.1
  • 125

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

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

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