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Moist Carrot Cake

 
One serving costs about $0.52

$0.52 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

16 easter,vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:21%

Spoonacular Score: 21%

 

For 52 cents per serving, this recipe covers 9% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This vegetarian recipe has 503 calories, 3g of protein, and 30g of fat per serving. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Easter. Head to the store and pick up cream cheese, salt, carrots, and a few other things to make it today. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 25%. This score is not so spectacular. Try Best Ever Moist Carrot Cake, Moist Carrot Cake, and Moist Carrot Cake for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 tsps
2 tsps baking powder
baking powder
1 tsp
1 tsp baking soda
baking soda
1.5 cups
1.5 cups butter
butter
0.67 cups
0.67 cups canola oil
canola oil
3 cups
3 cups shredded carrots
shredded carrots
1 cup
1 cup confectioners sugar
confectioners sugar
4 oz
4 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
3
3  eggs
eggs
1.5 cups
1.5 cups flour
flour
2 tsps
2 tsps ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps ground nutmeg
ground nutmeg
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps orange juice
orange juice
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
3 cups
3 cups sugar
sugar
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla
vanilla
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
2 tsps baking powder
2 tsps
baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp
baking soda
1.5 cups butter
1.5 cups
butter
0.67 cups canola oil
0.67 cups
canola oil
3 cups shredded carrots
3 cups
shredded carrots
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup
confectioners sugar
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz
cream cheese
3  eggs
3
eggs
1.5 cups flour
1.5 cups
flour
2 tsps ground cinnamon
2 tsps
ground cinnamon
0.25 tsps ground nutmeg
0.25 tsps
ground nutmeg
4 Tbsps orange juice
4 Tbsps
orange juice
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
3 cups sugar
3 cups
sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Equipment

hand mixer
hand mixer
toothpicks
toothpicks
cake form
cake form
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
hand mixer
hand mixer
toothpicks
toothpicks
cake form
cake form
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease cake pan. Combine sugar, oil, concentrate, vanilla and eggs. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add flour; mix. Stir in carrots. Pour batter in pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  2. Frosting:
  3. Combine cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and add vanilla until smooth.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.52
Ingredient
2 teaspoons baking powder
1.5 cups butter
⅔ cups canola oil
3 cups shredded carrots
1 cup confectioners sugar
4 ounces cream cheese
3 eggs
1.5 cups flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons orange juice
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Price
$0.06
$2.92
$0.40
$0.67
$0.39
$1.17
$0.72
$0.25
$0.16
$0.04
$0.14
$0.83
$0.30
$0.30
$8.35

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • Like many ground spices, ground nutmeg loses its flavor over time. For the best nutmeg taste, purchase whole nutmeg and grate it right as you use it. If you're a real nutmeg lover, you can even buy a nutmeg grinder.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

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Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
502 Calories
3g Protein
30g Total Fat
57g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
502
25%

Fat
30g
46%

  Saturated Fat
13g
83%

Carbohydrates
57g
19%

  Sugar
46g
52%

Cholesterol
84mg
28%

Sodium
345mg
15%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
6%

Vitamin A
4690IU
94%

Vitamin E
2mg
16%

Vitamin K
11µg
11%

Selenium
7µg
10%

Phosphorus
85mg
9%

Manganese
0.17mg
8%

Folate
32µg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Calcium
51mg
5%

Potassium
177mg
5%

Iron
0.89mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.98mg
5%

Fiber
1g
5%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.53µg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.32mg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.06mg
3%

Zinc
0.32mg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.13µg
2%

Magnesium
8mg
2%

Copper
0.04mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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