Baby Food Carrot Cake Recipe

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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 Servings
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Jars of baby food make this carrot cake super easy to prepare and bake, and it tastes great! Pureed carrots or a combination of pureed carrots and other fruit may be used in this recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 jars baby food carrots (junior size; or can use 1 small jar of each of carrots, applesauce, and apricots)
  • For the Frosting:
  • 2 tablespoons margarine (or​ butter, softened)
  • 3 ounces ​cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk (or more as needed)

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan.
  2. Mix eggs, sugar and oil together until well blended.
  3. Add dry ingredients and vanilla and beat until blended.
  4. Fold in the pureed carrots.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  6. Frosting
  7. Cream 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine and 3 ounces cream cheese.
  8. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons milk; mix until smooth and creamy. Add more milk as needed for a spreadable frosting.

    Note: This cake recipe is NOT meant for babies - baby food is simply an ingredient.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 443
    Total Fat 25 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Unsaturated Fat 16 g
    Cholesterol 83 mg
    Sodium 442 mg
    Carbohydrates 53 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 4 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)