Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Tags: Cakes

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Ready Time: 180 min
  • Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients

CAKE

  • Pillsbury® Baking Spray with Flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 1/2 sticks Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups finely shredded carrots (about 8 to 10 medium, peeled)

FROSTING

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar (3 1/2 to 4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

GARNISH

  • Carrot curls
  • Chopped nuts

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F.
  • SPRAY a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with flour no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • COMBINE sugar and shortening; beat at medium speed until creamy. Beat in eggs until blended. Beat in water at low speed until blended.
  • COMBINE flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; add to shortening mixture. Beat at low speed until blended. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • ADD carrots. Beat until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.
  • BAKE 40 to 55* minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Invert cake on wire rack. Cool completely. Place cake on serving tray.

FROSTING

  • COMBINE cream cheese and shortening; beat at medium speed until blended. Reduce speed to low.
  • ADD powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat until blended. Beat at medium speed until frosting is of desired spreading consistency.
  • FROST top and sides of cake. Garnish with nuts and carrot curls on each serving, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/16 of cake), Calories 560 (Calories from Fat 270), Total Fat 30g (Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 420mg, Total Carbohydrate 68g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 54g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 80%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.