Nut-Free Carrot Cake With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

Nut-Free Carrot Cake With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing 150 Image by: Nut-Free Carrot Cake With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing 150 Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2011

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 2/3 pkg (250 g pkg) cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt ; set aside.

In separate bowl, beat eggs with brown and granulated sugars until pale and thickened. Beat in oil and vanilla. Stir in applesauce.

Pour over flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Fold in carrots, pineapple and raisins. Spread in parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing: In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until fluffy. Beat in sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Spread over cooled cake. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 110 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 297.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 120 mg
  • Cholesterol 38 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 20.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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