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Chocolate Carrot Cake

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 14
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Ingredients

Cake

3
cups shredded carrot
2
cups sugar
1 1/4
cup oil
4
eggs
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup cocoa powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt

Frosting

8
ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter, softened
3 3/4
cups sugar
3
teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4
cup chopped pecans

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
720.2
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34.9g
54%
Saturated Fat
9.6g
48%
Cholesterol
88.4mg
30%
Sodium
271.0mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
100.9g
34%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
83.9g
Protein
5.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
2.30%
2%
Calcium
4.20%
4%
Iron
9.60%
10%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Add cocoa powder and chocolate bits to make a chocolate frosting.

Directions

  • 1 Cake Put the carrots, sugar, oil, and eggs into a large container. Stir until everything is well mixed.
  • 2 In another container, combine the cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; add the carrot mix slowly, still stirring.
  • 3 Pour the mix into two 9-inch molds, already greased.
  • 4 Bake at 350ºF for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the mix.
  • 5 Once done, allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the mold.
  • 6 Frosting In a large bowl, whip the cream cheese and butter until spongy. Add the sugar and vanilla.
  • 7 In a serving plate, place one of the cake layers and spread a layer of the frosting on top. Repeat the process for the second layer of cake.
  • 8 Sprinkle with pecans, chocolate bits, and shredded carrots.

If you love carrot cake and chocolate cake, I know you'll enjoy this recipe. It combines the two flavors into one – it’s the best of both worlds! I'm talking about "Chocolate Carrot Cake". Making it is easy, and the end product is delicious. It also lets you choose which flavor you want to emphasize, whether it's the chocolate cake or the classic carrot cake. I hope you like it!

Rate and Comment

Carla Gutierrez Carla Gutierrez
September 20, 2016

If you love carrot cake and chocolate cake, I know you'll enjoy this recipe. It combines the two flavors into one – it’s the best of both worlds! I'm talking about "Chocolate Carrot Cake". Making it is easy, and the end product is delicious. It also lets you choose which flavor you want to emphasize, whether it's the chocolate cake or the classic carrot cake. I hope you like it!