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Orange Frosted Carrot Raisin Cake

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Ingredients
For cake
  Unsalted margarine 17 Teaspoon, softened, divided (1/3 Cup Plus 2 Teaspoons)
  All-purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs), divided
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Double-acting baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Shredded carrots 3 Cup (48 tbs)
For frosting
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Unflavored gelatin 1 Tablespoon (1 Envelope)
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs), soaked in warm water until plumped, then drained
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4
  Thawed frozen concentrated orange juice no sugar added 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Part skim ricotta cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

Cake:
Grease two 8-inch round cake pans with 1/2 teaspoon margarine each; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon flour and set aside.
Preheat oven to 325°F.
In mixing bowl combine remaining flour with the sugar and baking powder; stir in carrots, raisins, and cinnamon.
In another bowl, using electric mixer, beat together eggs, orange juice, vanilla, and remaining 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon margarine; pour into dry ingredients and beat at medium speed until batter is smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour half of batter into each sprayed pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes (until a cake tester, inserted in center, comes out clean).
Let cakes cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove cakes to wire rack to cool.
Frosting:
In saucepan sprinkle sugar and gelatin over juice; let stand to soften.
Cook over low heat, stirring, until dissolved.
In blender container process cheese until smooth; remove center of blender cover and, with motor running, gradually add gelatin mixture, processing just until combined.
Transfer frosting to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until mixture is thick but not firm, about 10 minutes.
Immediately spread a thin layer of frosting over top of 1 cake; top with remaining cake and spread remaining frosting over top and sides of entire cake.
Coyer lightly and refrigerate until frosting is firm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Raisin
Interest: 
Healthy

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