Carrot Cake for a Crowd

Carrot Cake for a Crowd 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Carrot Cake for a Crowd 150

We bulked up our favourite recipe to fill a 20-cup (5 L) metal cake pan, such as a 14- x 14- x 2-inch (35 x 35 x 5 cm) square or 15- x 11- x 2-inch (38 x 28 x 5 cm) rectangle. You can rent these from some cake-decorating stores, or buy one online at goldaskitchen.com. Or use two 13- x 9- x 2-inch (3.5 L) pans.

  • Portion size 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups grated carrots
  • 2 cans crushed pineapple drained
Icing:
  • 1 1/2 pkg (each 8 oz/250 g) cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 1/2 cups icing sugar

Method

Grease and flour cake pan (see above). Line bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.

In separate bowl, beat eggs with granulated and brown sugars until light. Gradually beat in oil until thickened. Beat in vanilla. Pour over flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Stir in carrots and pineapple. Spread in prepared pan.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Invert onto platter.

Icing: In large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth; beat in vanilla. Beat in icing sugar, one-third at a time, until smooth. Spread over top and sides of cake.

Nutritional facts Per each of 36 saervings: about

  • Sodium 289 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 426.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Potassium 120 mg
  • Cholesterol 63 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 57 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 31.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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