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A smear of cream cheese frosting is the ideal topper for warm spiced carrot cake.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2014


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

17 mins
2 hrs 12 mins
Serves 18 (serving size: 1 piece)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • To prepare cake, weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, xanthan gum, and next 6 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Place granulated and brown sugars, oil, applesauce, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until smooth. Fold in carrot, raisins, and pecans.

  • Pour batter into an 11 x 7-inch metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  • To prepare frosting, combine butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and cream cheese in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Spread frosting over top of cake. Store cake, loosely covered, in refrigerator.


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Nutrition Facts

257 calories; fat 9.3g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1.6g; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 41.6g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 33mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 233mg; calcium 52mg.