Shortcut Carrot Cake Recipe

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Shortcut Carrot Cake
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  1. Grease 3 (8-inch) round cakepans. Line with wax paper; grease and flour.
  2. Combine cake mix and streusel packet in a mixing bowl, reserving glaze packet. Add eggs, 1 1/4 cups water, and oil; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in carrot, pecans, and coconut. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on racks.
  4. Stir together reserved glaze and juice; brush evenly over warm cake layers. Cool completely on wire racks.
  5. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Chill at least 2 hours.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2237.24 Kcal (9367 kJ)
Calories from fat 1822.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 202.52g 312%
Cholesterol 558mg 186%
Sodium 509.6mg 21%
Potassium 1711.27mg 36%
Total Carbs 96.45g 32%
Sugars 32.19g 129%
Dietary Fiber 20.98g 84%
Protein 37.24g 74%
Vitamin C 29.6mg 49%
Vitamin A 2.2mg 72%
Iron 8.7mg 48%
Calcium 307mg 31%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 226.25 Kcal (947 kJ)
Calories from fat 184.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.48g 312%
Cholesterol 56.43mg 186%
Sodium 51.53mg 21%
Potassium 173.06mg 36%
Total Carbs 9.75g 32%
Sugars 3.26g 129%
Dietary Fiber 2.12g 84%
Protein 3.77g 74%
Vitamin C 3mg 49%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 72%
Iron 0.9mg 48%
Calcium 31mg 31%

* 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

  • 60.8
  • 64

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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