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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake
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Serves 10 (makes 1 cake)| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:



  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans, line the bottoms with parchment, butter again, and dust with flour, tapping out the excess.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Place the butter, sour cream, and eggs in the well. Whisk together, then gradually incorporate the dry ingredients (the batter will be thick). Fold in the carrots, pecans, and raisins.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared pans and bake, rotating pans halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool the cakes in the pans for 15 minutes, then turn out onto racks to cool completely.
  4. Invert one of the cooled cakes on a serving plate and spread with 1 cup of the frosting. Top with the remaining cake. Spread the top and sides with the remaining frosting. Sprinkle with pecans.
By September, 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 806
  • Fat 40g
  • Sat Fat 20g
  • Cholesterol 149mg
  • Sodium 680mg
  • Protein 9g
  • Carbohydrate 108g
  • Sugar 82g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Iron 2mg
  • Calcium 95mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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To turn out thin, even carrot strands quickly, use a food processor fitted with the fine slicing disk.

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.