Best Carrot Cake

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Aneisha DeArman

By
@Showmans_wifey

I just made this yesterday and the icing is to die for!!! It is inspired by a cake sold at Wegman's grocery store and an icing I saw on this site.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This carrot cake is moist and dense with fruity little gems in every bite. Adding crushed pineapple is a lovely addition to the carrot cake recipe. The frosting is silky smooth and tangy with just a hint of pineapple flavor. This is definitely not your grandma's carrot cake! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 10 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pineapple juice
  • 2 c
    powered sugar or confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened (1 full stick)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • CARROT CAKE

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 pinch
    allspice, ground
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    applesauce, unsweetened
  • 3 c
    carrots, grated
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 8 1/2 oz
    pineapples, crushed
  • 1/4 c
    golden raisins
  • 1/4 c
    raisins
  • 1/4 c
    coconut, flaked
  • ·
    Crisco spray with flour

How to Make Best Carrot Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and allspice in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix oil, applesauce, pineapples, raisins, and coconut.
  4. Add eggs by hand to dry mix 1 by 1.
  5. Then using an electric mixer on low setting to add the wet mix to egg mix.
  6. Then by hand mix in the carrots and walnuts.
  7. Use some Crisco spray with flour and spray 2 9-inch pans.
  8. Pour batter into the pans.
  9. Cook for about 40 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. For the icing, mix the butter and cream cheese with electric mixer.
  11. Add powdered sugar little by little.
  12. Once the sugar is in add the pineapple juice and then the vanilla extract.
  13. Once the cake has cooled, ice the cake.

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About Best Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Easter
Hashtag: #Carrot




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