Carrot Cake

Valentine’s day is around the corner, during this  one week pamper your sweetheart with delicious recipes. If your special valentine has a sweet tooth,carrot cake is one of the tempting recipe to start with.

Yields:

16 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
  • 1 1/3  cups  granulated sugar
  • 1/2  cup  sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/3  cup  chopped pecans
  • 2  teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 3  tablespoons  canola oil
  • 2  large eggs
  • 2  cups  grated carrot
  • 1 1/2  cups  canned crushed pineapple, drained
  • Cooking spray
  • Frosting:
  • 2  tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 1  (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3  cups  powdered sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • Additional grated carrot (optional)

Preparation

 

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, coconut, pecans, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Combine oil and eggs; stir well. Stir egg mixture, grated carrot, and pineapple into flour mixture. Spoon batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

To prepare frosting, combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla just until smooth. Spread frosting over top of cake. Garnish each serving with grated carrot, if desired.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories:
322 (29% from fat)
Fat:
10.4g (sat 4.2g,mono 3.2g,poly 1.5g)
Protein:
4.1g
Carbohydrate:
54.4g
Fiber:
1.4g
Cholesterol:
40mg
Iron:
1mg
Sodium:
403mg
Calcium:
29mg

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5 Comments

  1. Khushi

    Very timely. And seems tasty too.

  2. Khushi

    And if no pineapple then apple juice?

  3. Sarmila

    yes, apple can be a substitute..

  4. Malini

    Thank you for the post.

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