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    Ginger Carrot Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    40 mins

    30 mins

    Galley Wench's Note:

    In the February 1995 issue of Better Homes and Gardens this recipe is proclaimed to be the BEST carrot cake ever!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Cake

    Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting

    Directions:

    1. 1
      CAKE:.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    3. 3
      Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda; Set aside.
    5. 5
      In a medium bowl, beat eggs' stir in carrot, oil, dried fruit bits, and ginger.
    6. 6
      Stir egg mixture into flour mixture.
    7. 7
      Pour batter into prepared pans.
    8. 8
      Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.
    9. 9
      Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans.
    10. 10
      Cool completely on wire racks.
    11. 11
      Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting:.
    12. 12
      In a large bowl combine, cream cheese, butter and orange juice or brandy.
    13. 13
      Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
    14. 14
      Gradully add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, beating until mixed.
    15. 15
      Gradually beat in enough of the additional 2 3/4 cups sifter powdered sugar to make of spreading consistency.
    16. 16
      Stir in finely shredded orange peel.
    17. 17
      ASSEMBLE CAKE:.
    18. 18
      Fill and frost cake layers with frosting.
    19. 19
      If desired press toasted pecans onto the side of the cake.
    20. 20
      Cover loosely and store cake or any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2009

      55

      I have a really good carrot cake recipe that I've made for 30+ years. I always get raves about it. But I have to say this tops that one! So moist and delicious. Once I forgot to buy dried fruit, so substituted golden raisins. It was the best ever. Now everyone request this cake from me.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ginger Carrot Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (156 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 515.6
     
    Calories from Fat 190
    37%
    Total Fat 21.2 g
    32%
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    38%
    Cholesterol 79.8 mg
    26%
    Sodium 190.7 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 79.6 g
    26%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 61.0 g
    244%
    Protein 4.4 g
    8%

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