Carrot Walnut Cake Recipe

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Carrot Walnut Cake
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  1. CREAM CHEESE GLAZE 8 oz Cream cheese, softened 1 Tbsp Lemon juice 1 tsp Grated lemon peel 1 1/2 cup Confectioners sugar 1/2 cup Coarsely chopped walnuts This is billed as the richest carrot cake recipe ever.
  2. Lightly grease and flour a 10-by-4-inch tube pan.
  3. Sift flour with baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. Wash and pare carrots; grate on medi um grater or use coarse blade of food processor.
  4. Should measure 4 cups.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F.
  6. In large bowl of mixer, at high speed, beat butter and brown and granulated sugars, occasionally scraping side of bowl with rubber scraper, until light and fluffy-about 4 minutes.
  7. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition until smooth and light. In measuring cup, combine lemon and orange peels and juices.
  8. At low speed, beat in flour mixture (in fourths), alternately with lemon-orange mixture (in thirds), beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until smooth-about 1 minute. With wooden spoon, stir in grated carrot, nuts and raisins; mix well.
  9. Turn into the prepared tube pan; spread evenly.
  10. Bake 60 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pan on wire rack 20 minutes, to cool slightly.
  12. Meanwhile, make cream-cheese glaze: In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon peel and confectioners' sugar.
  13. With portable electri c mixer at high speed, beat mixture until smooth.
  14. Set aside. Gently loosen edge of cake with spatula.
  15. Turn out of pan onto rack.
  16. Spread glaze over top of the warm cake, letting it run down side of cake. Carefully remove cake to cake platter.
  17. Sprinkle chopped walnuts around top edge of cake. Serves 12.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 416.34 Kcal (1743 kJ)
Calories from fat 206.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.94g 35%
Cholesterol 95.23mg 32%
Sodium 258.65mg 11%
Potassium 427.25mg 9%
Total Carbs 51.89g 17%
Sugars 45.08g 180%
Dietary Fiber 2.65g 11%
Protein 5.46g 11%
Vitamin C 7.2mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 93.9mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 294.37 Kcal (1232 kJ)
Calories from fat 145.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.22g 35%
Cholesterol 67.33mg 32%
Sodium 182.87mg 11%
Potassium 302.08mg 9%
Total Carbs 36.69g 17%
Sugars 31.87g 180%
Dietary Fiber 1.87g 11%
Protein 3.86g 11%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 19%
Iron 0.8mg 7%
Calcium 66.4mg 9%

* 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

  • 9.7
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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