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Casserole Carrot Cake

 Casserole Carrot Cake
I learned to make this yummy cake in a microwave cooking class more than 15 years ago. I keep cans of cream cheese frosting in the cupboard and usually have the rest of the ingredients on hand. It's nice to invite company for dinner at the last minute and have a great homemade dessert in no time. -Judie Arnold, East Peoria, Illinois
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups grated or finely chopped carrots (about 4 medium)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Gradually beat
  • in oil. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in
  • the carrots, pineapple and pecans. Transfer to a greased 8-in. round
  • microwave-safe casserole dish.
  • Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 9-11 minutes, or until a moist
  • area about 1-1/2 in. in diameter remains in the center (when
  • touched, cake will cling to your finger while area underneath will
  • be almost dry).
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. Invert onto a serving plate. Frost

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Casserole Carrot Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 645 calories, 33 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.