To Die For Carrot Cake

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Just to be clear: it is called To Die For Carrot Cake, but we want you to be alive, alert and present during the entire creating, baking, serving and eating of this delicious dessert! Carrot cake is a wonderful dessert, filled with variations including pineapple, carrot, raisins, and other fabulous fruits and sometimes nuts, depending on what you like in your cake. The crumb is always tender, moist, flavorful and delicious, and the color and texture put it in a class all its own. The icing is generally a cream cheese topping although a French roux icing would also work beautifully with this cake.

This recipe offers the option of using applesauce or oil. Applesauce has become popular in recent years as an alternative to butter and oil in order to save on the fat in a cake, but still keep it moist. Consider using the original oil if this is the first time you have made this cake to ensure a lovely and moist result. The flavor is changed considerably when you choose applesauce over oil and that might be better made if you have made this cake in its original configuration at least once. Personally, since cake, cookies and other sweets are treats to be eaten only on occasion, I want the real deal when I bite into such a treat. And, carrot cake, made according to the original recipe, truly is a cake to die for, so why not celebrate it with classic ingredients?

This is a lovely cake that works any time you want to make it. All the added ingredients such as nuts, coconut, fruit and veggies, combine to give this cake a unique texture and taste that few other cakes can match. So make this cake when you want to serve up something extra special. Enjoy!Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Mom On Time Out.

Nutrition Facts for: To Die For Carrot Cake From Mom On Time Out
Ingredients: Unsweetened apple sauce, sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, carrots, coconut, chopped nuts, vanilla, crushed pineapple, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 538, Calories from Fat 145, Total Fat 16.1g 25%, Saturated Fat 7.3g 37%, Cholesterol 62mg 21%, Sodium 267mg 11%, Potassium 228mg 7%, Carbohydrates 95.2g 32%, Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%, Sugars 73.8g, Protein 7.4g, Vitamin A 68%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 4%, Iron 16%

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