Carrot Cake by Alton Brown Recipe

Looking for an easy Carrot Cake by Alton Brown recipe? Learn how to make Carrot Cake by Alton Brown using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by danrio22

Makes 8 servings



Includes the cake and the frosting

Recipe Ingredients for Carrot Cake by Alton Brown

1 ounce Unsalted butter
12 ounces all-purpose flour
12 ounces carrots, grated
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon allspice, ground
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces sugar
2 ounces dark brown sugar
3 eggs
6 ounces plain yogurt
6 ounces vegetable oil
8 ounces cream cheese
2 ounces unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
9 ounces powdered sugar, sifted

Recipe Directions for Carrot Cake by Alton Brown

  1. Directions

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. Butter and flour a 9-inch round and 3-inch deep cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.

  4. Put the carrots into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

  5. Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process for 5 seconds. Add this mixture to the carrots and toss until they are well-coated with the flour.

  6. In the bowl of the food processor combine the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and yogurt.

  7. With the processor still running drizzle in the vegetable oil. Pour this mixture into the carrot mixture and stir until just combined. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 degrees F and bake for another 20 minutes or until the cake reaches 205 to 210 degrees F in the center.

  8. Remove the pan from the oven and allow cake to cool 15 minutes in the pan. After 15 minutes, turn the cake out onto a rack and allow cake to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting after cake has cooled completely.

  9. Cream Cheese Frosting:

  10. 8 ounces cream cheese

  11. 2 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature

  12. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  13. 9 ounces powdered sugar, sifted, approximately 2 cups

  14. In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and butter on medium just until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. With the speed on low, add the powdered sugar in 4 batches and beat until smooth between each addition.

  15. Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before using.

  16. Yield: approximately 2 cups

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 259.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
863
Calories from Fat
381
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
42.3g
65%
Saturated Fat
16.7g
83%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
522mg
22%
Potassium
366mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
113.5g
38%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
77.4g
Protein
10.2g
Vitamin A 157% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 13% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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