Gigi's Carrot Cake by Emeril Lagasse Recipe

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Gigi's Carrot Cake by Emeril Lagasse
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter 3 (9-inch) cake pans with 1 tablespoon of the butter and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer. Add the sugar, and beat. In a medium bowl or on a piece of parchment, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and mix well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the eggs, beating well after the addition of each. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Add the carrots and beat on medium speed until well incorporated, about 2 minutes. Fold in the nuts. Divide between the 3 cake pans and bake until set and a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest in the cake pans for 10 minutes. Invert onto wire racks, remove from the pans, and let cool.
  4. For the Frosting: In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar gradually, beating constantly. Add the vanilla and pecans.
  5. When the cake is cool, place 1 cake layer on a cake plate or stand. Spread the top with cream cheese frosting and top with a second and third cake layer, spreading the icing between each layer. Spread the icing around the sides of the cake and let harden slightly before serving. To serve, cut into wedges.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1519.11 Kcal (6360 kJ)
Calories from fat 932.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 103.63g 159%
Cholesterol 250.01mg 83%
Sodium 769.08mg 32%
Potassium 508.9mg 11%
Total Carbs 144.8g 48%
Sugars 110.9g 444%
Dietary Fiber 7.84g 31%
Protein 15.01g 30%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 5%
Vitamin A 1mg 33%
Iron 2.6mg 15%
Calcium 123.9mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 429.13 Kcal (1797 kJ)
Calories from fat 263.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.28g 159%
Cholesterol 70.63mg 83%
Sodium 217.26mg 32%
Potassium 143.76mg 11%
Total Carbs 40.91g 48%
Sugars 31.33g 444%
Dietary Fiber 2.22g 31%
Protein 4.24g 30%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 33%
Iron 0.7mg 15%
Calcium 35mg 12%

* 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

  • 38.2
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

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

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