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Print This Delicious and Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot cake never goes out of style and one bite will tell you why. This rich and moist spice cake is full of grated carrots and chopped walnuts. Carrot cake has great flavor, especially when frosted with a tangy cream cheese frosting. Bring it on and eat your carrots.

1 1/3 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/3 tsp Baking powder
1 1/3 tsp Baking soda
1 1/3 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cloves
1/2 tsp Ginger
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Cooking oil
3 Eggs, add separately
2 cups Grated carrots
1 cup Chopped walnuts (optional)

Oven Temp ~ 300°
Baking Time ~ 50 -
Pan Type ~ 13 x 9 non stick cake pan
Preheat the oven.

Combine the first seven ingredients and set aside.

Cream together the sugar, oil and eggs.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir well.
Fold in two cups of grated carrots and 1 cup of chopped walnuts (optional).
Pour carrot cake batter into 9 x 13" non-stick cake pan. Remember to spray cake pan with cooking spray. Bake until carrot cake tests done.

Sprinkle with confectioners sugar or frost with
Cream Cheese Icing Recipe.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 90 g
Calories 365
Calories from Fat 230
Total Fat 25.6g 39%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 266mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 30.7g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 17.8g
Protein 5.5g
Vitamin A 62% • Vitamin C 2% • Calcium 5% • Iron 7%



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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!