Ginger Carrot Cake Recipe

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Ginger Carrot Cake

Barbara Pendley

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@Barbee

I have a great collection of carrot cake recipes so I tried this one and decide it deserved to be added. This is from Better Homes and Gardens, Feb. 1995. No pics. available because I do not take the best pics. But please try this because it is very good, indeed.


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Rating:

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
4
eggs
3 c
finely shredded carrots
3/4 c
cooking oil
3/4 c
mixed dried fruit bits
2 tsp
grated fresh ginger or 3/4 tsp. ground giner
1
recipe orange-cream cheese frosting, recipe below.
1 c
finely chopped pecans, toasted if desired.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 x 1 1/2-inch round cake pans. Set aside. Note: I use Bakers Joy with great results.
2
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
3
In a medium bowl, beat eggs; stir in carrots, oil, dried fruit bits, and ginger. Stir this egg mixture in the flour mixture. Do not over mix. Pour this into the set aside prepared pans.
4
Bake for 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean.
5
Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
6
Prepare the Orange Cream Chees Frosting and press chopped pecans onto top and sides of cake.
7
Cover loosely and store cake or leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
8
Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting:
9
In a large mixing bowl, combine: two 3-oz. packages cream cheese. Note: I use one 8 oz. package. softened to room temp. 1/2 cup butter, also softened, and 1 TBSP. apricto brandy or orange juice. Beat on medium speed with mixer until very smooth. Gradually add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, beating until very smooth. Gradually beat in enough of an additional 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar to make nice spreading consistency. Stir in 1/2 tsp. finely shredded orange peel. Frost cool cake and finish with the chopped pecans pressed into cake if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes