Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 50 Min
Servings 16
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • Baking spray with flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 sticks Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups finely shredded carrots (about 8 to 10 medium, peeled)
  • FROSTING
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar (3 1/2 to 4 cups)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • GARNISH
  • Carrot curls
  • Chopped nuts

Directions

  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 350°F.

  • Step 2

    SPRAY a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with flour no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  • Step 3

    COMBINE sugar and shortening; beat at medium speed until creamy. Beat in eggs until blended. Beat in water at low speed until blended.

  • Step 4

    COMBINE flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; add to shortening mixture. Beat at low speed until blended. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.

  • Step 5

    ADD carrots. Beat until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Step 6

    BAKE 40 to 55* minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Invert cake on wire rack. Cool completely. Place cake on serving tray.

  • Step 8

    COMBINE cream cheese and shortening; beat at medium speed until blended. Reduce speed to low.

  • Step 9

    ADD powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat until blended. Beat at medium speed until frosting is of desired spreading consistency.

  • Step 10

    FROST top and sides of cake. Garnish with nuts and carrot curls on each serving, if desired.

Serving size
(1 slice, 1/16 of cake)

  • Calories 560
  • Calories from Fat270g
  • Total Fat 30g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 70mg
  • Sodium 420mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 68g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 54g
  • Protein 4g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet