Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

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Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing
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  1. For cake: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter two 9-inch-diameter cake pans.
  3. Line bottom of pans with waxed paper.
  4. Butter and flour paper; tap out excess flour.
  5. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in medium bowl to blend.
  6. Whisk sugar and oil in large bowl until well blended.
  7. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time.
  8. Add flour mixture and stir until blended.
  9. Stir in carrots, walnuts and ginger.
  10. Divide batter between prepared pans.
  11. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  12. Cool cakes in pans 15 minutes.
  13. Turn out onto racks.
  14. Peel off waxed paper; cool cakes completely.
  15. For icing: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  16. Add powdered sugar and beat at low speed until well blended.
  17. Beat in maple syrup.
  18. Chill until just firm enough to spread, 30 minutes.
  19. Place 1 cake layer on platter.
  20. Spread with 3/4 cup icing.
  21. Top with second layer.
  22. Spread remaining icing over entire cake.
  23. Arrange walnut halves around top edge.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1241.99 Kcal (5200 kJ)
Calories from fat 674.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75g 115%
Cholesterol 100.71mg 34%
Sodium 1248.72mg 52%
Potassium 1779.88mg 38%
Total Carbs 131.67g 44%
Sugars 80.42g 322%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Protein 15.65g 31%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 1mg 5%
Calcium 106.8mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 431.75 Kcal (1808 kJ)
Calories from fat 234.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.07g 115%
Cholesterol 35.01mg 34%
Sodium 434.09mg 52%
Potassium 618.74mg 38%
Total Carbs 45.77g 44%
Sugars 27.96g 322%
Dietary Fiber 0.87g 10%
Protein 5.44g 31%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 11%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 37.1mg 11%

* 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

  • 30.6
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

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

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