Classic Carrot Layer Cake Recipe

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Classic Carrot Layer Cake
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  1. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter and flour 2 8-inch round cake pans. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. In another bowl, whisk sugar, oil, buttermilk and eggs. Pour oil mixture into flour mixture and stir just until evenly moistened. Fold in carrots.
  2. Scrape batter into cake pans; smooth tops. Bake until cakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of a cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert cakes onto rack to cool completely.
  3. Make frosting: In a bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add brown sugar and vanilla and beat until sugar is completely dissolved. Add confectioners' sugar and salt and beat on low speed until smooth and spreadable.
  4. Decorate cake: Place one cake layer on a serving plate, spoon about 1 cup frosting into center, and spread with a knife or offset spatula. Place second layer on top and spread remaining frosting over top and sides.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 8144.11 Kcal (34098 kJ)
Calories from fat 2874.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 319.43g 491%
Cholesterol 973.61mg 325%
Sodium 3925.97mg 164%
Potassium 3208.84mg 68%
Total Carbs 1288.32g 429%
Sugars 1047.76g 4191%
Dietary Fiber 22.14g 89%
Protein 66.6g 133%
Vitamin C 23.6mg 39%
Vitamin A 4.6mg 152%
Iron 8.1mg 45%
Calcium 1137.1mg 114%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 335.05 Kcal (1403 kJ)
Calories from fat 118.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.14g 491%
Cholesterol 40.05mg 325%
Sodium 161.52mg 164%
Potassium 132.01mg 68%
Total Carbs 53g 429%
Sugars 43.11g 4191%
Dietary Fiber 0.91g 89%
Protein 2.74g 133%
Vitamin C 1mg 39%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 152%
Iron 0.3mg 45%
Calcium 46.8mg 114%

* 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

  • 188.7
  • 226

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

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

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