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    Chocolate Carrot Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

    Chocolate Carrot Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing. Photo by FLKeysJen

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    20 mins

    40 mins

    Irmgard's Note:

    Every year at work we have around Valentine's Day a little ritual called Secret Pals, where you draw the name of a co-worker and spoil them all week with little gifts. At the end of the week you serve them with their favourite dessert and reveal your identity to them. One year I had someone who loved carrot cake so I wanted to give him something a little different so I looked through my cookbooks and found this recipe, which is a bit different than my usual carrot cake recipes. He absolutely loved it (and so did my husband!)

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12-16

    Yield:

    cake

    Units: US | Metric

    CAKE

    ICING

    Directions:

    1. 1
      CAKE: In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and allspice; stir in walnuts, raisins and coconut.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, beat eggs; gradually blend in the brown and granulated sugars.
    3. 3
      Add oil; beat in chocolate.
    4. 4
      Stir in carrots.
    5. 5
      Add flour mixture all at once, mixing just until evenly combined.
    6. 6
      Line a greased 13 x 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper or waxed paper.
    7. 7
      Grease the paper.
    8. 8
      Pour the batter into the pan and bake in a 325 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched and cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.
    9. 9
      Let cool.
    10. 10
      TO MAKE ICING: Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat cream cheese until light; beat in chocolate.
    11. 11
      Gradually beat in the sugar; cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes or until spreadable.
    12. 12
      Spread over the cooled cake.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 09, 2008

      55

      I am only reviewing the icing as I made it to go on a banana cake. It was very good and I would use it again. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    • on October 09, 2007

      We LOVE carrot cake and were expecting more carrot cake flavor. This is a chocolate cake and tastes like chocolate cake, with some chewiness from the walnuts and coconut. This was just O.K...I'm not leaving a rating since it just wasn't our thing. We could taste the oil, it fell apart a little bit when we took it out of the pan even after cooling, and we couldn't taste the carrots at all.

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    • on January 16, 2006

      55

      I have made a recipe like this before and it was WONDERFUL. The choc. adds something wonderful to a carrot cake. I used regular cream cheese frosting..can not wait to try it w/ the choc. cream cheese frosting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Carrot Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (133 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 622.1
     
    Calories from Fat 328
    52%
    Total Fat 36.4 g
    56%
    Saturated Fat 14.0 g
    70%
    Cholesterol 73.6 mg
    24%
    Sodium 261.8 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 76.5 g
    25%
    Dietary Fiber 6.9 g
    27%
    Sugars 51.8 g
    207%
    Protein 9.3 g
    18%

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