Cream cheese frosting and toasted walnuts and coconut elevate this spicy carrot cake from awesome to super-deluxe awesome.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
2 cups flour
2-1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 egg s
1 cup oil
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 cups shredded carrot s
1/2 cup raisins
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
2 tsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup toasted chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
1/4 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, toasted
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Beat eggs, oil and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in carrots and raisins. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; invert onto wire racks. Gently remove pans; cool cakes completely.
Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Blend in milk and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing well after each addition.
Fill and frost cake layers with cream cheese mixture. Combine nuts and coconut; sprinkle over frosting.
Garnish frosted cake with carrot curls and a light sprinkle of additional ground cinnamon before serving. To make carrot curls, cut a cleaned carrot into lengthwise strips with vegetable peeler. Twirl strips into curls, then insert toothpick into each to secure. Place in ice water; let stand several hours. Remove and discard toothpicks before using curls to garnish cake.
How to Store
Keep frosted cake refrigerated.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.