Junia's Carrot Cake

Junia Sonier

By
@Juniabug63

I've tried quite a few recipes that were ok but not like I wanted it, so i came up with this one. I made this into cupcakes for my son's 13th birthday and gave it to his football team. Most of them came back for seconds, one kid came back 4 times. My son said carrot cake is now his favorite cake. This cake can be made into a 3 layer cake, 36 cupcakes or bread loaves with or without frosting.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8 slices or 24-36 cupcakes
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CAKE

2 c
carrots, grated
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
instant coffee
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/3 c
real maple syrup
1 c
butter
2 c
sugar
4
eggs, separated
1/2 tsp
almond extract

FROSTING

8 oz
cream cheese
1/2 c
butter, softened
4 c
confectioners sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 Tbsp
milk

Step-By-Step

1CAKE

Preheat oven 350ยบF
2Spray cake pans with nonstick baking spray or lightly butter pans and sprinkle flour evenly over the whole pan.
3Grate carrots in small bowl and set aside.
4Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, instant coffee and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
5Combine buttermilk, vanilla extract, almond extract and maple syrup in a small bowl and set aside.
6In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy on medium speed.
7Add egg yolks one at a time, beat well after each addition.
8Alternate flour mix and buttermilk mix to butter mixture, blending after each addition on medium speed.
9Add carrots to batter stirring with spoon and set aside.
10In a separate bowl beat egg whites on high speed until it forms stiff peaks.
11Fold egg whites into batter mixing well.
12Pour into pans evenly and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
13FROSTING

Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl blending well in medium speed.
14Let stand for 15-30 minutes.
15Frost cupcakes after they have cooled.
16Decorate if desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American