• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 1 hr 5 min
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  • Summary

    This Amazing Carrot Cake is perfect for Easter or year round!  Made incredibly delicious and moist with fresh carrots, pineapple, a blend of warm spices and a homemade brown butter cream cheese frosting, this Carrot Cake Recipe is truly the BEST dessert EVER!

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 cups self rising flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
    • 1/4 tsp allspice
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (or vanilla paste)
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3 cups grated carrots
    • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (you can omit this if you want but I think it is essential/ I ONLY DRAIN PARTIALLY)
    • 1 cup chopped roasted walnuts (optional)
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
    • 16 oz cream cheese ( somewhat softened but still a little stiff/ 16 oz is 2 (8 oz) packages)
    • 3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar (if you want the frosting more stiff, add another 1/2 cup going up to 4 cups total)
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 696 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 45 g 69.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 17 g 84.49%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 44 mg 14.63%
    • Sodium: 463 mg 19.27%
    • Calcium: 111 mg 11.15%
    • Potassium: 212 mg 6.06%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.38%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 70 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.86%
    • Sugar: 51 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 90.12%
    • Vitamin C 3.87%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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