Molly's High Country Garden Carrot Cake
60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
19 ingredients
18 servings
This recipe is so named because my daughter helped me make it, and we used carrots pulled from our garden right before baking. This is also a cake for high altitude (I'm at a little over 5000 feet, so beware if you are 7000+).What I did was take highly rated carrot cake recipe and adjust it for altitude and personal taste (added nutmeg, for example). It did fall a bit in the middle, but I think that's because I couldn't resist opening the oven door at one point (bad!). Nonetheless, everyone said it was the best carrot cake they'd eaten, and it was super moist. I've since edited the amount of vegetable oil down a bit because that might have been what made it a touch heavy. If you want to prepare it the way I did originally, use 1 1/2 cups of oil. Also, I use half grapeseed and half canola oil. I'm convinced the grapeseed oil contributes to an exceptionally moist cake. For the cream cheese frosting, I used Cream Cheese Frosting by riffraff, but I've included it here to save time. Frosting was absolutely delicious and I made no changes except to use orange food color (as you can see from the photos).

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Serving Size (166.02 g)
Servings 18
Amount per Serving
Calories 595.14 Calories from Fat 259.11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28.79g 797.33%
Saturated Fat 3.14g 282.48%
Trans Fat 0.51g %
Cholesterol 6.18mg 37.07%
Sodium 384.49mg 288.37%
Total Carbohydrate 82.46g 494.73%
Dietary Fiber 2.91 g 209.3%
Sugars 66.16 g %
Protein 5.75g 207.04%
Vitamin A 6646.66IU% Vitamin C 2.57mg%
Calcium 114.02mg% Iron 1.3mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pure vanilla extract, ground nutmeg