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Orange-Ginger Carrot Cake
Orange-Ginger Carrot Cake

Orange-Ginger Carrot Cake

1 Hr(s) 55 Min(s)
40 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) 15 Min(s) Cook
Put a fragrant twist on your next carrot cake with crystallized ginger and the zest from an entire orange.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2 large carrot s, shredded (about 2 cups)
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans, toasted, divided
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
zest from 1 orange
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1/3 cup yellow colored sugar
33 JET-PUFFED Marshmallow s, cut diagonally in half
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
2
Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round pans. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix; beat 2 min. Stir in carrots, 1/2 cup nuts, ginger and orange zest. Pour into prepared pans.
3
Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
4
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Stack cake layers on plate, filling with 3/4 cup cream cheese frosting. Use remaining frosting to frost top and side of cake.
5
Place colored sugar in large resealable plastic bag. Add marshmallow halves, in batches; close bag, then shake gently to evenly coat cut sides of marshmallows. Arrange marshmallows on cake as shown in photo. Press remaining nuts into frosting around bottom edge of cake.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
This delicious twist on carrot cake is sure to please. And since it makes enough for 16 servings, it's the perfect dessert to serve at your next party or family gathering.
Tip 2
Substitute
Prepare using any color of sugar. Or, be creative and use a variety of colors.
Tip 3
How to Store
Keep frosted cake refrigerated.
Tip 4
Substitute
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Tip 5
Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Nutrition
Calories
450
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
27%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg
18%
Sodium 350mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates 63g
23%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 48g
96%
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
45%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
10%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
16 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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