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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
  • 32 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

stand:
30 mins
prep:
50 mins
bake:
35 mins at 350°
cool:
10 mins
Servings:
12
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Orange-Carrot Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Allow eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease three* 8x1 1/2-inch or 9x1 1/2-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms of pans with waxed paper; grease the paper. Set pans aside. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, orange peel, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; set aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes more. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; beat on low speed just until combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in carrots and coconut. Gently fold in chopped orange sections. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans, spreading evenly.

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  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans; peel off waxed paper. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.

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  • To assemble, place one cake layer on a serving plate. Top with half of the Orange-Cream Cheese Filling, spreading evenly. Repeat layers. Add top cake layer. Spoon Chocolate Ganache over cake and let it drip down the sides.

*Tip:

If you do not have three pans, refrigerate one-third of the batter until a pan is available.

Nutrition Facts (Orange-Carrot Cake with Chocolate Ganache)

832 calories; total fat 50g; saturated fat 16g; polyunsaturated fat 9g; monounsaturated fat 23g; cholesterol 105mg; sodium 292mg; potassium 321mg; carbohydrates 95g; fiber 4g; sugar 65g; protein 9g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 3644IU; vitamin c 11mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 73mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 101mg; iron 3mg.

Chocolate Ganache

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  • In a small saucepan bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate (do not stir). Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let stand at room temperature until slightly thickened.

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Orange-Cream Cheese Filling

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  • In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and orange marmalade.

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Reviews

32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4