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Print This Delicious and Healthy Herman Carrot Cake Recipe

Herman Carrot Cake Recipe

Herman Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting happens to be one of my go to cakes. It's easily adjusted by adding in raisins or other dried fruit or nuts.

Herman Carrot Cake with Pineapple in a bundt pan, knife and plate

I used a Bundt pan for this Herman carrot cake and baked it for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

1 1/2 cups Vegetable oil
2 cups Granulated sugar
1 cup Herman starter
3 Eggs
1 can (20 ounces) Crushed pineapple
2 cups Carrots, shredded
1/2 cup Chopped nuts
2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour

Cream Cheese Icing

8 ounces Cream cheese
4 Tablespoons Margarine
1 pound Confectioners' sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon Milk
1/2 cup Coconut
3 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking soda

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 8 x 12 x 2-inch pan
Preheat oven, grease your pan.

Mix together the oil and sugar. Add in the Herman starter and eggs(add the eggs, one egg at a time). Fold in the pineapple, nuts, vanilla extract and carrots.

Sift dry ingredients together. Add to the Herman mixture and blend.
Fold in the coconut. Bake carrot cake in prepared pan until done. Cool and frost cake. Sprinkling Herman carrot cake with chopped nuts if desired.

16 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 178 g
Calories 607
Calories from Fat 292
Total Fat 32.4g 50%
Saturated Fat 8.9g 45%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 76.5g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Sugars 57.5g
Protein 5.4g
Vitamin A 54% • Vitamin C 30% • Calcium 4% • Iron 11%



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