Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake
Servings: 16 Prep 40 mins Bake 375°F 45 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and shredded (4-1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Cream-Cheese Glaze (recipe follows)
  • Toasted coconut (optional)

Make It

1. Adjust oven rack to top of lower third of oven. Heat to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour 10-inch (12-cup) tube pan.

2. Combine flour, sugars, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Beat on low speed 30 seconds. Make well in center.

3. Beat eggs in small bowl. Stir in oil, orange juice and vanilla.

4. Pour liquid ingredients into well; stir rapidly with wooden spoon until well mixed. Then beat at medium speed 3 minutes, until blended. Stir in carrots, coconut, walnuts and raisins. Pour into prepared pan.

5. Bake in 375 degrees F oven 45 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake 30 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack 15 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack to cool. Peel off paper.

6. Meanwhile, prepare glaze.

7. Place cake on serving platter. Slowly pour glaze over cake. Garnish with coconut if desired.

Cream-Cheese Glaze

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 - 2 1/2 tablespoons milk

Make It

1. Beat cream cheese and confectioners sugar in bowl until smooth. Mix in milk until good pouring consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 429, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 59, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 43, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 238, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.