This recipe is out of the Western Producer newspaper. We have made this so many times I just couldn't tell you how many! Always perfect and always a crowd pleaser! All our neighbours who have dropped by our home have always asked for seconds!
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- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce (subsistution 1/2 cup crushed pineapple)
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups carrots
- 1/2 cup walnut pieces (substitution 1/2 cup pecans)
- 1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 2Spray a 13 x 9 inch rectangular pan with cooking spray.
- 3In a small bowl, whisk sugar, oil, applesauce or crushed pineapple and eggs until smooth.
- 4Stir in grated carrot and nuts.
- 5In a large mixing bowl, combine flour baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- 6Stir liquid mixture into flour mixture, and mix until flour is just moistened.
- 7Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
- 8Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.
- 9Cool cake in pan set on wire rack.
- 10Cake can be turn out upside down in about 15 minutes so cake can cool completely before icing.
- 12Cream margarine and cream cheese together.
- 13Add icing sugar, vanilla, and enough orange juice to make a fairly stiff icing.
- 14Ice cake and sprinkle with orange peel.
- 15Chill to set icing.
- 17If you want to ice the sides of the cake as well use 8 oz of cream cheese instead of 4oz.
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Nutritional Facts for Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Icing
Serving Size: 1 (25 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 58
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 87.7
- Calories from Fat 41
- Total Fat 4.5 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 13.0 mg
- Sodium 86.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 11.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
- Sugars 7.7 g
- Protein 1.0 g