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Carrot Cake With Lemony Icing

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  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 4
  Buttermilk/Sour milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shredded carrots 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Icing sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Softened butter 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla essence 4 Drop
  Lemon peel 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Grease and lightly flour two 8 x 1 1/2-inch or 9 x 1 1/2-inch round baking pans; set aside.
Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add sugar and vanilla; beat until combined.
Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk or sour milk, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in shredded carrots.
Divide batter between the prepared pans.
Bake in a 350° oven for 35 to 40 minutes for 8-inch pans (30 to 35 minutes for 9-inch pans) or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean.
Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
Remove from pans.
Cool completely on wire racks.
Prepare the Lemony Icing. Beat the icing sugar, lemon juice and softened butter well together. Add vanilla essence and if necessary adjust consistency with extra icing sugar or lemon juice
To assemble cake, place one cake layer on a serving plate.
Spoon about 2/3 cup icing over top of layer.
Sprinkle with half of the chopped walnuts.
Place the second cake layer, top side up, on first layer.
Spoon the remaining icing over top of cake.
Sprinkle with the remaining chopped walnuts.
If desired, garnish with walnut halves and carrot curls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5100 Calories from Fat 1649

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 186 g285.8%

Saturated Fat 34.6 g172.8%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 10.8 mg3.6%

Sodium 1787.4 mg74.5%

Total Carbohydrates 804 g268.1%

Dietary Fiber 30.6 g122.5%

Sugars 566.6 g

Protein 71 g141.6%

Vitamin A 1265.5% Vitamin C 80.9%

Calcium 64.6% Iron 97.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Carrot Cake With Lemony Icing Recipe