This carrot cake recipe is a lighter, yet moist, version of the traditional recipe. To ensure easy removal, line the cake pan with paper.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
bake:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
18
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Ingredients

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Directions

Cake:
  • Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Line bottom with parchment or waxed paper. Grease paper; set pan aside. Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

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  • Combine egg, carrots, and oil in another mixing bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring until combined. Spread batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen edges and remove cake from pan; remove paper. Turn right side up. Cool thoroughly.

Glaze:
  • Heat butter in a medium saucepan until melted. Remove from heat; stir in sifted powdered sugar and brandy, orange liqueur, or vanilla. Stir in enough water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make of glazing consistency.

  • Cut cake into nine squares. Cut each square in half diagonally to form triangles. Place cake pieces on a rack over a baking sheet. Slowly spoon brandy glaze over each piece, allowing some glaze to drizzle down sides. Top with chopped toasted pecans or hazelnuts, if desired. Makes 18 servings.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 33mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 28g; protein 2g; vitamin c 0.6mg; sodium 120mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 0.4mg.
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