Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A delectable cream cheese frosting is the finishing touch on classic carrot cake.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

Cake
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
cups shredded carrots (5 medium)
1
cup coarsely chopped nuts
Frosting
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
to 3 teaspoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the salt; beat on low speed 1 minute. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable. Frost cake. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Turn this into Zucchini Cake by using 3 cups of shredded zucchini (about 1 1/2 medium) instead of the carrots.
Look for bags of shredded carrots in the produce aisle of your grocery store.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving )
  • Calories 700
    • (Calories from Fat 330),
  • Total Fat 37g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 320mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 86g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 66g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 6;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.