Tropical Carrot Cake Recipe

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Tropical Carrot Cake
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  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Grease 3 9″ round cake pans and line with parchment.
  4. Combine 1/3 c flour, and next 3 ingredients in processor.
  5. Process until nuts are finely chopped.
  6. Whisk remaining flour, baking soda, salt, spices, and baking powder in a bowl to blend.
  7. In an electric mixer beat sugar and oil
  8. Add eggs, one at a time, incorporating each throroughly.
  9. Beat in vanilla.
  10. Beat in flour-spice mixture.
  11. Stir in macadamia mixture and then pineapple, carrot, grated ginger mixture.
  12. Divide amoung pans.
  13. BAke until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  14. Let cool in pans for one hour.
  15. Run knife around edge to loosen cakes and turn out.
  16. Let cool completely..In fact, putting them in the freezer for a bit at this point is helpful in the frosting process.
  17. Frosting:
  18. Beat cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl until smooth.
  19. Beat in powdered sugar
  20. Beat in cream of coconut and both extracts and Monin macadamia nut syrup.
  21. Chill until firm enough to spread, about half an hour.
  22. Place one cake layer, flat side up and spread with about 3/4c frosting.
  23. Add next layer and so on, finishing the top and sides with a thin layer of frosting.
  24. Chill thoroughly.
  25. Use the rest of the frosting to put another layer of frosting over the top and sides
  26. Chill until 1 hour before serving time.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1764.86 Kcal (7389 kJ)
Calories from fat 891.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 99.11g 152%
Cholesterol 198.05mg 66%
Sodium 1504.9mg 63%
Potassium 2468.3mg 53%
Total Carbs 205.87g 69%
Sugars 119.7g 479%
Dietary Fiber 4.76g 19%
Protein 20.18g 40%
Vitamin C 5.6mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 15%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 236.5mg 24%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 378.51 Kcal (1585 kJ)
Calories from fat 191.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.26g 152%
Cholesterol 42.48mg 66%
Sodium 322.76mg 63%
Potassium 529.38mg 53%
Total Carbs 44.15g 69%
Sugars 25.67g 479%
Dietary Fiber 1.02g 19%
Protein 4.33g 40%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 15%
Iron 0.3mg 8%
Calcium 50.7mg 24%

* 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

  • 42.8
  • 49

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

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

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