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Spiced Carrot Snack Cake

Spiced Carrot Snack Cake

with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting & Candied Walnuts | 10 Servings

Easy to make
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Carrots in cake—who woulda thought? It’s the iconic fall dessert everyone craves and a great way to sneak some veggies into your family’s pickiest eaters. This simple cake batter features cinnamon, golden raisins, and grated carrots, baked into a moist cake and topped with maple cream cheese frosting. Plus, candied walnuts are broken into clusters and sprinkled over top for extra sweetness and crunch. The best part? We called it “snack cake”—so you can have a slice any time you like.

Allergens:MilkWheatEggsTree Nuts

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Total Time120 minutes
Cooking difficultyMedium
Ingredients

serving 10 people

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serving 10 people

1.5 cup

Cream Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

12 ounce

Carrots

15.25 ounce

Spice Cake Mix

(ContainsWheat)

2 unit

Eggs

(ContainsEggs)

6 tablespoon

Mayonnaise

(ContainsEggs)

1 teaspoon

Cinnamon

2 ounce

Golden Raisins

1.5 ounce

Walnuts

(ContainsTree Nuts)

½ cup

Crème Fraîche

(ContainsMilk)

½ cup

Maple Syrup

1 tablespoon

Cornstarch

Not included in your delivery

Kosher Salt

½ cup

Cooking Oil

1.5 tablespoon

Sugar

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Calories670 kcal
Fat37 g
Saturated Fat13 g
Carbohydrate76 g
Sugar53 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Protein8 g
Cholesterol95 mg
Sodium760 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Instructions
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1

Adjust rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring cream cheese to room temperature. (TIP: For quicker softening, submerge packets in warm water.) Wash and dry produce. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Line dish with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two longer sides. Coat parchment paper with cooking spray. Trim and peel carrots; grate on the largest holes of a box grater (you should have about 2 cups)

2

In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, eggs, mayonnaise, cinnamon, 1 cup water, ½ cup oil, and a pinch of salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold carrots and raisins into batter.

3

Pour batter into prepared dish; use a rubber spatula to smooth the surface. Bake on middle rack until cake is springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30-40 minutes. Let cool in baking dish for 15 minutes. Using parchment paper overhang, lift cake out of baking dish onto a wire rack to cool completely, 45-60 minutes. Wash and dry bowl used for batter.

4

While cake bakes, line a small plate with parchment paper. Heat a small, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add walnuts, 1½ TBSP sugar, ½ tsp salt, and 2 TBSP water. Cook, stirring, until water has evaporated and walnuts are sticky and coated, 3-5 minutes. Turn off heat; transfer to prepared plate to cool. Using your hands, break cooled candied walnuts into small clusters.

5

Place softened cream cheese, crème fraîche, maple syrup, and 1 tsp cornstarch (be sure to measure) in bowl used for batter. Using a hand mixer, whip on medium-high speed until smooth and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Place frosting in refrigerator until cake is cooled. TIP: No mixer? No problem! Using a rubber spatula, work maple syrup into cream cheese until mostly combined, then whisk in crème fraîche and cornstarch until fluffy and no lumps remain, 3-4 minutes.

6

Once cake is cooled, spread frosting evenly over top. Sprinkle with candied walnuts. Cut cake into 20 pieces to serve. TIP: Use a sharp knife and wipe with a wet, hot towel between cuts for clean edges. Store covered in the fridge for up to five days.