Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Submitted by: Admin on 12/28/2009
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Turn NEW Gluten Free yellow cake mix into a delicious homemade carrot cake.

Ingredients

Cake
1 box (15 oz) Betty Crocker Gluten Free yellow cake mix
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup finely shredded carrots (2 medium)
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
Frosting
4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 3 teaspoons milk
1/4 cup coconut, if desired


Directions

Heat oven to 350F. Grease bottom only of 8 or 9-inch square pan with shortening, or spray with cooking spray.


2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, 1/2 cup butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, 2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. With spoon, stir in carrots and pecans. Spread in pan.


3. Bake 36 to 41 minutes for 8-inch pan or 33 to 38 minutes for 9-inch pan or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.


4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon milk with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. Stir in coconut. Spread frosting over cake.

Servings

4

Calories

420

Time to prepare

12

Difficulty

easy
 

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