Carrot Cake VIII

Carrot Cake VIII

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"A heavenly, homespun dessert perfect for a party or just simply for the family!"

Ingredients

servings 639 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 639 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 88.3g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 520 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat Bundt pan with vegetable oil spray. Flour pan and tap out excess flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, soda and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine coconut, walnuts and raisins. Set aside.
  3. Grate carrots (to make 3 cups). Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pineapple with juice, oil and applesauce. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and carrots.
  5. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until combined. Add coconut, walnuts and raisins and combine.
  6. Put batter into 10 inch Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 to 70 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Invert onto serving plate. Frost, and refrigerate one hour.
  7. To make the frosting: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, orange zest and juice. Beat until smooth.
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Very good! I omitted the orange in the frosting and substituted 2 tsp. vanilla extract. It worked great. One thing I would change,though. Instead of calling for "1 pound of carrots" I would just...

We thought this cake was fabulous. I made these alterations: I used two cups all purpose flour and one cup whole wheat flour, and this seemed to make the cake more dense--something I really li...

I'm stingy with 5 star ratings, but this cake deserves it! I made the batter exactly as listed except for the pumpkin pie spice. Didn't have any, and based off of a recipe for pumpkin pie spic...

This is one of the best carrot cake recipes I've ever tried. I think this will be my "usual" recipe from now on.

I loved the combination of the walnuts, raisins, pineapple, and coconut. However, I thought that the cake itself was a little dry and not sweet enough for my liking. All in all, it was a good ca...

Yum! I made this recipe for Thanksgiving at the in-laws. I made a few substitutions based on what I like. Such as pumpkin for applesauce and pecans for walnuts. It turned out great! Very mo...

The icing really was the best part!! The orange was so refreshing.

I brought this cake to my family reunion and got a ton of compliments! I didn't have any raisins, so I left those out, and I used peach-mango applesauce, because that's what I had. I also used ...

Just an average carrot cake, the icing was much better than average. One of my 4 yr. olds liked it and the other didn't.