World's Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
World's Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    The world's best carrot cake recipe is so simple but has the absolute best flavor and perfectly moist texture, and is then piled high with the most heavenly, fluffy and rich cream cheese frosting.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/4 cups vegetable or canola oil
    • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1 1/4 cups sugar
    • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 6 large eggs
    • 3 cups shredded carrot
    • optional: 1/2 cup raisins and/or 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 8-ounce bricks), (softened)
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (OR 1 teaspoons vanilla + 2 teaspoons maple extract)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 8 cups powdered sugar, (or as needed)
    • chopped pecans for topping, optional

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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