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Easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Easy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12

Turn Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix into a delicious homemade carrot cake. ...MORE+ LESS-

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 gluten-free 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 gluten-free vanilla
2
cups powdered sugar
1
to 3 teaspoons milk
1/4
cup coconut, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. 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.

Expert Tips

  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Finely shredding the carrot and finely chopping the nuts spreads their goodness through the whole cake and makes it easier to cut, too.
  • Betty’s mixes won gold. The Edison Best New Product Awards are given annually and are voted on by a not-for-profit group. Enjoy this recipe using one of the mixes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
66g
22%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
48g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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