Easy Carrot Cake

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This easy Carrot cake recipe is definitely to be included into your easy dessert recipes cookbook. It is a healthy carrot cake recipe that is an easy and delicious dessert. Cakes that include veggies like this one will help you get nutritious vegetables into your diners and they won’t complain because it is cake. Easy dessert recipes make your life easier and are always quick and fun to make. Try this easy and delicious dessert recipe the next time you want to produce a cake that you can enjoy with a piping cup of coffee or with a warm and delicious hot chocolate. If you are health conscious then this healthy carrot cake should be on your radar. Making cakes that are healthy is not usually easy since cake with the eggs, sugar, butter and frosting are not always calorie wise even though they are great to munch on. Whenever you find a recipe that might not be in your healthy zone you can always tweak it a bit to make it conform to your exact needs.

The history behind carrot cake may not be what you think. Most cakes or breads have been around for a very long time. Carrot cake recipes have truly only been around since medieval times. Carrots and other fruit and veggies were added to sweet cakes in days of old to add flavor and in helping to make the consistency wetter, something that is and was preferred since it gives them a longer shelf or fridge life. So there were many years that this comfort food did not share space in any cookbooks even though most of these types of recipes are usually passed down from families.

Any baked good with veggies or fruit in the ingredients list is always a little harder to make since most ovens will invariably be different in heat intensity. Even if you put the oven to 350 degrees not every oven will have the exact same time for cooking. The fact of even putting the baked good on the bottom rack compared to the middle or top rack will give a small difference to the final cooking time. If you have a convection oven or a plain baking oven there is also a difference there. The best way to ensure proper cooking times is still the toothpick in the center proposition or the thermometer for meat and such. The vessel you use to actually bake the product can also vary the cooking time. A metal one compared to a Pyrex dish also slightly varies the time. Be observant and be flexible and you will be all right.

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Carrot Cake from Love From the Oven

Ingredients: Egg, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, butter, vegetable oil, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, carrots, cream cheese, powdered sugar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 501, Calories from Fat 251, Total Fat 27.9g 43%, Saturated Fat 12.7g 63%, Cholesterol 90mg 30%, Sodium 454mg 19%, Potassium 208mg 6%, Carbohydrates 60.8g 20%, Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%, Sugars 46.4g, Protein 4.0g, Vitamin A 103%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 6%, Iron 7%

The recipe for easy carrot cake is lovely and you can add shredded coconuts, walnuts or any other ingredients that you and the people you are cooking for love. They addition or subtraction of ingredients and spices are always left up to you. That is why a recipe is suggested and not implied. Thanks to Love From The Oven Blog for this yummy Easy Carrot Cake Recipe that gives carrots another home. **

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