THE BEST Carrot Cake

Nicole Van Markwyk

By
@daybreak06

I have had numerous comments on this cake, all good...the latest was "phenomenal". Enjoy!


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Serves:

12-24

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
sugar
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
3 c
carrots, grated
1 c
walnuts, chopped (optional)

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1/4 c
butter, room temperature
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
lemon extract
1/2 lb
powdered sugar

OPTIONAL GARNISH

1/2 c
walnuts, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Grease and flour 13x9x2 pan.
3
Mix sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until blended. Beat approximately 1 minute.
4
Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix until dry ingredients are incorporated.
5
Stir in carrots and nuts (optional).
6
Bake approximately 35-45 minutes (until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).
7
Cool cake.
8
For Frosting:
9
Cream butter, cream cheese, vanilla and lemon extract until light and fluffy.
10
Add powdered sugar slowly until all ingredients are incorporated.
11
Frost cooled cake. Sprinkle with walnuts (optional)
12
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian