The Best Carrot Cake Recipe

  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 25 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    The Best Carrot Cake Recipe – A moist and tender carrot cake with tangy cream cheese frosting. Easy to make and assemble, and always a hit at any gathering!

    Ingredients

    • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice blend (or apple pie spice blend)
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 3 cups freshly shredded carrots
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
    • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 6 ounces unsalted butter, softened
    • 7-8 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 1/2 cups toasted coconut for garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1185 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 58 g 89.65%
    • Saturated Fat: 43 g 215.65%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 84 mg 28.14%
    • Sodium: 832 mg 34.65%
    • Calcium: 57 mg 5.68%
    • Potassium: 147 mg 4.2%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.29%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 165 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 12.73%
    • Sugar: 120 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 62.08%
    • Vitamin C 1.74%
    • Vitamin D 0.41%
    • * 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 - Fat12
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs9
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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