Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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We are sharing this recipe from Nammy Audrey's kitchen. This carrot cake recipe is a go-to in Grandmother's kitchen for many occasions. This recipe comes from the Foxy, Forty & Fit cookbook that was published in 1984 by Gerry Little, yet another family member (and Grandmother) who loves to cook and bake. Gerry and a team of friends collected favorite tried and true recipes from family members and friends and published a cookbook of 204 recipes. This carrot cake is one of the best cake recipes you can make because can be modified with a variety of nuts, coconut flakes, chocolate chips or raisins to suit your families taste. When you are trying to decide on birthday cakes for kids, consider this recipe. You can either make two 9-inch cakes and layer the cake or you can bake it in a 9x13inch baking pan. Because this recipe calls for fresh shredded carrots so it is a wonderful way to get the family eating more vegetables via a dessert. Carrots are naturally quite sweet and the nutrition in carrots provide dietary fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. The carrot is has no saturated fats and cholesterol-free. Some of the most amazing cake recipes are ones that are passed down from generation to generation.

The cream cheese frosting provides perfect flavor for the carrot cake. Although the recipe calls for 2 cups of confectioners' sugar, you can easily start out by cutting this amount in half if you do not want to use as much sugar. Give it a taste and if you still want it sweeter you can add more to suit your taste.

The recipe calls for half a cup of nuts. In this cake Audrey used almonds for the batter and walnuts for the optional garnish. Other options when you are making the cake batter are to add raisins, chocolate chips or even natural unsweetened coconut flakes. Coconut oil can also be substituted in the recipe. This easy and delicious dessert is one of the printable dessert recipes that you will find in the My Kitchen category of Grandmother's Kitchen. Include the family in baking and clean up time as these are very enjoyable events, a great way to pass the time and to teach others how to also become home bakers.

Nutrition Facts for: Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: All purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, almonds, walnuts, crushed canned pineapple, butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, pure vanilla extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings * Per ServingCalories 370, Calories from Fat 199, Total Fat 22.1g 34%, Saturated Fat 7.1g 36%, Cholesterol 54mg 18%, Sodium 284mg 12%, , Vitamin A 42%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 7%, Iron 7%


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