Carrot-Orange Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Carrot-Orange Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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  1. For cake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly butter 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Line bottom with waxed paper; butter paper. Using electric mixer, beat oil and both sugars in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and peel. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt into large bowl; add to sugar mixture and beat to blend. Stir in carrots and raisins.
  2. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Transfer pan to rack. Cool cake 15 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack. Remove waxed paper and cool. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap tightly in plastic and store at room temperature.)
  3. For Frosting: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until light. Beat in orange juice and 2 teaspoons orange peel. Add sugar; beat until smooth. Refrigerate until thick enough to spread, about 30 minutes.
  4. Using serrated knife, cut cake horizontally into 2 equal layers. Place 1 cake layer on platter. Spread with 1 1/2 cups frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Using icing spatula, spread remaining frosting in thick decorative swirls over top and side of cake. (Carrot cake can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover with cake dome and refrigerate.) Serve cake cold or at room temperature.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1889.34 Kcal (7910 kJ)
Calories from fat 986.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 109.57g 169%
Cholesterol 123.83mg 41%
Sodium 1924.7mg 80%
Potassium 3454.19mg 73%
Total Carbs 214.67g 72%
Sugars 122.69g 491%
Dietary Fiber 2.65g 11%
Protein 20.48g 41%
Vitamin C 10.8mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 181.8mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 428.92 Kcal (1796 kJ)
Calories from fat 223.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.87g 169%
Cholesterol 28.11mg 41%
Sodium 436.95mg 80%
Potassium 784.18mg 73%
Total Carbs 48.73g 72%
Sugars 27.85g 491%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 11%
Protein 4.65g 41%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 12%
Iron 0.2mg 6%
Calcium 41.3mg 18%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 46.4
  • 53

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

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

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