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Grandma's Apple Carrot Cake

 Grandma's Apple Carrot Cake
Rich, moist and cinnamony, this old-fashioned cake recipe was handed down from our beloved Grandma Kelly. It's a perfect way to use up a few carrots and an apple...and it's ideal for smaller families, since it yields fewer servings.
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded peeled apple
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil and sugars until smooth. Combine
  • the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually
  • add to egg mixture just until combined. Stir in carrots and apple.
  • Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth.

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Grandma's Apple Carrot Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 392 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.