Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Servings

10-12

Prep

20 min

Cook

45 min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup ‏oil
  • 1 1/2 cup ‏sugar
  • 4 ‏eggs
  • 2 cups ‏all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ‏baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ‏baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ‏salt
  • 2 teaspoons ‏cinnamon
  • 3 cups ‏carrots (grated)
  • 1/2 cup ‏walnuts or pecans (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup ‏confectioners' sugar
  • 8 oz ‏cream cheese
  • 1/2 stick ‏butter
  • 2 teaspoons ‏vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ‏crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 1/2 cup ‏walnuts or pecans (chopped)

Carrot Cake

Carrot cake has always been one of my favorite cakes for 2 reasons. One, there’s something fantastic about being able to turn a vegetable into a dessert – like a real dessert, not just one for health nuts. And two, it’s moist and delicious, as long as you keep raisins out of the picture. For the photos I made this cake in a bread pan but having forgotten how dense this cake is, it didn’t cook all the way through at first. The recipe has been adjusted to appropriate bakeware. 

Carrot Cake

This particular cake was made for my amazing boyfriend’s birthday last week. Happy Birthday Jimmy! 

 

Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, carrots and 1/2 cup of nuts
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl mix together the oil and eggs
  4. Slowly mix together both the dry and wet ingredients
  5. Lightly flour a 9×13 pan and pour in the mixture. Bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Drain as much liquid as you can from the canned pineapple. It sounds weird but I personally just measure out a cup, and squeeze it between my hands. 
  7. Mix together confectioners sugar, cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, pineapples and 1/2 cup nuts for the frosting and spread frosting on cake. Wait until the cake has fully cooled or you’ll have runny frosting! 

Carrot Cake

NOM!

 

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2 Comments

  1. The texture of this cake is mesmerizing. So moist! I bet the frosting is such a great improvement from the classic cream cheese + butter + sugar. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

    • Avatar forevernomday Author 2 years ago

      Thanks! I love a good carrot cake as long as there are no raisins. That and good frosting to balance the moistness of this cake!

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