Carrot Cake With Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Carrot Cake with Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting

sue davis

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@suescookin



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Ingredients

2 c
unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
4 large
eggs
3/4 c
vegetable oil
3/4 c
sugar
2/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
orange marmalade
1/2 c
orange juice
3 c
lightly packed grated peeled carrots
3/4 c
chopped toasted walnuts

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

4
8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 c
orange marmalade
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter at room temperature
2 tsp
orange peel, grated
1/4 c
finely chopped toasted walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For cake preheat oven to 350.
2
Butter and flour two 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 2-inch-high sides.
3
Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl.
4
Beat eggs, oil, sugars, marmalade and juice in large bowl until blended.
5
Stir in dry ingredients.
6
Fold in carrots and nuts.
7
Divide batter between cake pans.
8
Bake until tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
9
Transfer cakes to racks; cool 15 minutes.
10
Turn out cakes onto racks; cool completely.
11
For frosting, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth.
12
Add 3/4 cup marmalade, butter and orange peel and beat just until smooth.
13
If necessary, cover and chill until firm enough to spread.
14
Place 1 cake on plate.
15
Spread with 1/4 cup marmalade.
16
Spread 1 cup frosting over.
17
Top with second cake.
18
Spoon 2 cups frosting into pastry bag fitted with large star tip.
19
Spread remaining frosting smoothly over top and sides of cake.
20
Pipe frosting in 4 parallel lines atop cake in opposite direction, forming lattice.
21
Press 1 cup nuts onto sides of cake. Pipe ring of frosting around top edge of cake.
22
Stir 1/4 cup marmalade to loosen; spoon some into 1 row of lattice diamonds.
23
Spoon some remaining nuts into next row of diamonds.
24
Repeat, alternating marmalade and nuts, filling rows completely. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover with cake dome and chill.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy