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Easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12
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Turn Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix into a delicious homemade carrot cake.

Ingredients

Cake

1
box (15 oz) Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix
2/3
cup water
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
3
eggs
1
cup finely shredded carrots (2 medium)
1/4
cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Frosting

4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons butter
1/2
teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
2
cups powdered sugar
1
to 3 teaspoons milk
1/4
cup coconut, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8- or 9-inch square pan with shortening, or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, 1/2 cup butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, 2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. With spoon, stir in carrots and pecans. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 36 to 41 minutes for 8-inch pan or 33 to 38 minutes for 9-inch pan or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon milk with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. Stir in coconut. Spread frosting over cake.

Expert Tips

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Finely shredding the carrot and finely chopping the nuts spreads their goodness through the whole cake and makes it easier to cut, too.

Betty’s mixes won gold. The Edison Best New Product Awards are given annually and are voted on by a not-for-profit group. Enjoy this recipe using one of the mixes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
239.0
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16.1g
25%
Saturated Fat
8.9g
45%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
82.4mg
28%
Sodium
61.4mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
21.8g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
20.4g
Protein
2.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
1%
1%
Calcium
2.70%
3%
Iron
2.20%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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