dish
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

12
Serves
234
Calories
12
Nutrients
12
Vitamins

Ingredients

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup grated carrots
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup drained, canned, crushed pineapple
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts , optional
4 ounces cream cheese, low-fat , softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions

For the carrot cake:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the butter and eggs from the refrigerator to allow them to come to room temperature.

2. Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Gradually add the brown sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is very fluffy.

3. With the mixer on low speed, add the egg and egg white. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg and carrots.

4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.

5. Fold in half the flour mixture. Stir in the pineapple, raisins and walnuts. Fold in the rest of the flour mixture. The batter should be smooth, but do not overmix.

6. Coat a 10-inch round cake pan with nonstick spray. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake until the cake is golden brown and set in the center, about 35 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan.

For the cream cheese icing:
1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla together until the mixture is smooth.

2. Using a spoon or spatula, spread the icing on top of the cooled cake. Store the cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Cut the cake into 12 pieces and allow it to come to room temperature before serving.

Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 12
Calories
234
Protein
3 g
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Sugar
25 g
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
6 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
43 mg
Percent Calories from Protein
5 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
58 %
Percent Calories from Fat
36 %
Vitamin A
2296 IU
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Biotin
1 mcg
Vitamin C
2 mg
Vitamin D
3 IU
Folate
22 mcg
Vitamin K
10 mcg
Calcium
30 mg
Iron
1 mg
Phosphorus
43 mg
Potassium
137 mg
Sodium
94 mg