Carrot Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Deneece Gursky

By
@Smokeygirlxo

Yesterday was my step dads 71st birthday and carrot cake is his favorite. So I made this for a party we threw for him at the American Legion where he is Commander. It was a huge success and there was not a single piece left. I used a cream cheese filling for it but opted out of the cream cheese frosting. He loves creamy vanilla lol. It is a wonderfully moist cake with so much flavor!


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Ingredients

2 c flour
3 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t allspice
3 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 1/4 c oil
2 c sugar
4 eggs (large)
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple in unsweetened juices not in syrup, drain completely
1 c crushed walnuts (optional)
1 c raisins (optional)
4 cups grated carrots, packed firm
2 t vanilla extract

CREAM CHEESE FILLING

1/2 stick butter softened at room temp
8 oz package cream cheese, also softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

FROSTING (YOU CAN USE ABOVE FILLING OR YOU CAN USE YOUR FAVORITE (I USED BETTY CROCKER CREAMY VANILLA, ONE ENTIRE CONTAINER)

I DECORATED WITH RED AND BLUE FROSTING FROM THE CAN

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix first seven ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon
2
In large mixing bowl beat sugar and oil till blended. Add eggs and beat on medium for about 3 minutes.
3
Now add mixed dry ingredients and beat until all is combined.
4
Add last five ingredients to this and blend them together so incorporated well.
5
Divide batter between two 9 in round baking pans sprayed with non stick baking spray.
6
Bake in reheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cakes should be nicely browned and spring back when touched.
7
Remove cakes and allow to cool in pans for 20 to 25 minutes
8
Filling and/or frosting
Beat cream cheese together with butter until a smooth consistancy. this will be soft. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until creamy
9
When cakes are cooled remove 1st cake gently from pan and place on serving plate flat side up. Spread with a nice layer of the filling (dont go all the way to ends as it will spread when topped with secong cake. Gently remove second cake and place on top of first cake with flat side down.
10
Frost cake with remaining filling or with your favorite frosting
11
Decorate cake to your liking (I did patriotic theme since my dad is a retired Green Beret and Commander of the American Legion)
12
Slice and enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy