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    The Ultimate Vt Carrot Cake

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    1 hr 50 mins

    1 hr

    50 mins

    Linzosaurus's Note:

    Delicious carrot cake from the May/June 2006 issue of Vegetarian Times. I made it for my dad's birthday and it was a major hit. I listed cardamom as optional because I didn't have it on hand and the recipe still tasted great without it.

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    Carrot Cake

    Brown Sugar Frosting


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F Butter 2 8-inch round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment or wax paper. Butter paper, and dust with flour.
    2. 2
      To make carrot cake: Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.
    3. 3
      Beat oil, both sugars, baby food, ginger, and vanilla extract until smooth, about 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.
    5. 5
      Add flour mixture in two additions.
    6. 6
      Add carrots, pineapple, and nuts; beat just until blended.
    7. 7
      Divide batter between cake pans and bake 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean.
    8. 8
      Cool cakes in pans on rack 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      Cut around edges to loosen using small knife. Invert cakes onto rack, remove paper, and cool completely.
    10. 10
      To make frosting: Beat cream until soft peaks form; set aside.
    11. 11
      Combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt. Beat until smooth and creamy, 3 to 5 mnutes.
    12. 12
      Fold in whipped cream in 3 additions.
    13. 13
    14. 14
      To assemble: Up to 4 hours before serving, place one layer on cake platter. Spread 1 cup frosting over top and cover with second layer. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle sides with crushed walnuts.

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    • on December 05, 2007


      i've made this twice from the magazine. glad to see someone has posted it here.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Ultimate Vt Carrot Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (204 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 555.1
    Calories from Fat 285
    Total Fat 31.6 g
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    Cholesterol 86.2 mg
    Sodium 441.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 45.8 g
    Protein 7.2 g

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