Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Yield: 16 Servings

Measure Ingredient
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon All-purpose flour
2¼ cup All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
⅔ cup Granulated sugar
⅔ cup Packed brown sugar
½ cup Applesauce
⅓ cup Vegetable oil
¼ cup Plain fat-free yogurt
2½ teaspoon Vanilla
2 larges Egg whites
1 large Egg
2 cups Finely shredded carrot
Cream Cheese Frosting; (see recipe)
¼ cup Chopped walnuts; garnish

Preheat oven to 375°. Coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray and dust pans with 1 tbsp flour.

Lightly spoon 2¼ cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with knife.

Combine 2 ¼ cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg in medium bowl. Combine granulated sugar and next 7 ingredients (granulated sugar through egg) in a large bowl; beat well at medium speed of a mixer. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in carrot.

Pour cake batter into prepared pans. Sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

Place 1 cake layer on plate; spread with ⅔ cup Cream Cheese Frosting and top with other cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle walnuts over top of cake. Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator.

Recipe by: Cooking Light - March 1998 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by The Taillons <taillon@...> on Feb 21, 1998

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