Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Baking, Dessert

Carrot Cake

Serve this delicious cake topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting at your next family gathering.

Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 125 mL
  • 1/2 cup applesauce 125 mL
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrot 375 mL
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces 125 mL
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 375 mL
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 7 mL
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 7 mL
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 7 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1/3 cup canola margarine, softened 75 mL
  • 1 (4oz/125g) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar 500 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla 5 mL
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice 15 mL
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel 5 mL

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Spray a 13 x 9 inch (3.5 L) rectangular pan with cooking spray.
  • 2. In smaller bowl, whisk sugar, canola oil, applesauce and eggs until smooth. Stir in grated carrot and walnuts.
  • 3. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • 4. Stir liquid mixture into flour mixture, and mix just until flour is moistened. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan set on wire rack.
  • 5. For frosting, cream margarine and cream cheese together. Adding icing sugar, vanilla and enough orange juice to make a fairly stiff icing.
  • 6. Ice cake and sprinkle with orange peel. Chill to set icing.

Yield

16 servings

serving size

1 serving

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories206
Total Fat9 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol34 mg
Carbohydrates29 g
Fiber1 g
Protein3 g
Sodium253 mg