Friday, April 8, 2011

Carrot Cake with Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

YIELD: 12 servings (serving size: 1 piece)
  • Cake:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 (2 1/2-ounce) jar carrot baby food
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups finely grated carrot (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Cooking spray
  • Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup (3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted (DIDN'T USE)
  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a food processor; pulse 6 times or until well blended. Place flour mixture in a large bowl. Combine granulated sugar, canola oil, baby food, and eggs; stir with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Stir in grated carrot and raisins. Spoon batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  • To prepare frosting, combine cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating at low speed until smooth (do not overbeat). Spread over cake; sprinkle with coconut. Cover and chill.
**I made this cake a while back, and had good notes written on the recipe!  Quick, easy, had most ingredients in the pantry, and very moist!  Doesn't taste "light!"

Nutritional Information

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 262
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.1g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 44mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 201mg
  • Calcium: 47mg

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