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Homemade Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Homemade Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic carrot cake is filled with coconut and pecans and frosted with cream cheese frosting.

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25 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 40 min
Total Time
15
servings

Ingredients

Cake

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, undrained

2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

4 medium (2 cups) carrots, grated

Frosting

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 

Finely chopped pecans, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine melted butter, brown sugar, sugar and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add mandarin oranges and 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in coconut, 1/2 cup pecans and carrots.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour into prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all frosting ingredients except chopped pecans in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Frost cooled cake. Sprinkle with pecans, if desired.

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Nutrition (1 serving)

540 Calories
24 Fat (g)
90 Cholesterol (mg)
450 Sodium (mg)
77 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
5 Protein (g)
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