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Ginger Carrot Cake

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 9
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Love carrot cake? Try this homemade gingery one!

Ingredients

Carrot Cake

1
tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup vegetable oil
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups grated or finely shredded carrots (about 3 medium)

Cream Cheese Frosting

1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, with shortening. Toss 1 tablespoon flour and the ginger to coat; set aside. In large bowl, beat all remaining Carrot Cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Stir in carrots and ginger-flour mixture. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until smooth. Gradually stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth and spreadable. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on cake. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Sprinkle extra crystallized ginger on top of the cake.

Candied, or crystallized, ginger is fresh gingerroot that has been boiled in a sugar syrup and coated with sugar crystals. Look for it in the baking aisle or produce area of your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
0%
Saturated Fat
8g
0%
Cholesterol
70mg
0%
Sodium
370mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
74%
74%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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