Carrot Cake Recipe

1
Elissa Powers

By
@elp6n

I didn't think I liked carrot cake until I figured out how to fix it up to my tastes.

Rating:
★★★★★ 6 votes
Comments:
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is an incredibly moist carrot cake... largely due to the applesauce.  I fell in love with the icing and, honestly, could enjoy it by itself right from the bowl.  For those carrot cake non-believers: Try it, you will like it!

Ingredients

2 c
flour
2 c
white sugar
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
4
eggs
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 c
applesauce, unsweetened
3 c
grated carrots
1 1/2 c
walnuts (preferably black)
16 oz
softened cream cheese
1/2 c
butter, softened
2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Carrot Cake Recipe

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9" cake pans.
  • 2Combine the sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, oil, and applesauce.
  • 3Add in the eggs one at a time with an electric mixer.
  • 4Stir in the carrots and walnuts by hand.
  • 5Bake for 40 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
  • 6To make frosting cream the butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer. Add the confectioners sugar a little at a time. Add the vanilla last.

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About Carrot Cake Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Baked Treats
Hashtags: #Carrot, #holiday, #easter