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Alton Brown's Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Last Modified: 02/16/08
First Published: 12/15/07
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Carrot cake is naturally high in calories and this cake is no exception. This recipe contains quite a few ingredients, however they are all easy to find as well as cheap. The ingredients that bring the calorie content up is mainly flour, granulated sugar, oil, cream cheese and powdered sugar.

 

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Servings: 10
Total Cost: $5.75
Cost Per Serving: $0.57
Total Calories: 6,890
Calories/Serving: 689
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Butter, Unsalted 1 Tablespoon 14.00 Grams $0.06 100
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose * 12.00 Ounces $0.39 1,285
Carrots * 12.00 Ounces $0.37 138
Baking Powder, Clabber Girl 1 Teaspoon 4.80 Grams $0.03 0
Baking Soda, Generic 1 Teaspoon 4.80 Grams $0.02 0
Allspice, Ground 1/4 Teaspoon 0.50 Gram $0.10 1
Cinnamon, Ground 1/4 Teaspoon 0.57 Gram $0.03 1
Nutmeg, Ground 1/4 Teaspoon 0.58 Gram $0.11 3
Salt, Table 1/2 Teaspoon 3.00 Grams $0.00 0
Sugar, White Granulated * 10.00 Ounces $0.37 1,097
Brown Sugar, Packed * 2.00 Ounces $0.17 214
Eggs, Chicken (3 eggs) * 150.00 Grams $0.50 234
Yogurt, Plain * 6.00 Ounces $0.43 128
Vegetable Oil * 6.00 Ounces $0.38 1,458
Cream Cheese * 8.00 Ounces $1.47 792
Butter, Unsalted * 2.00 Ounces $0.25 405
Extract, Vanilla Pure 1 Teaspoon 4.33 Grams $0.21 12
Sugar, Powdered Unsifted * 9.00 Ounces $0.85 1,021

Unsalted butter, for the pan
12 ounces, approximately 2 1/2 cups, all-purpose flour, plus extra for pan
12 ounces grated carrots, medium grate, approximately 6 medium
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces sugar, approximately 1 1/3 cups
2 ounces dark brown sugar, approximately 1/4 cup firmly packed
3 large eggs
6 ounces plain yogurt
6 ounces vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese
2 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
9 ounces powdered sugar, sifted, approximately 2 cups

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