Carrot Cake Recipe

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Elissa Powers

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@elp6n

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Method:
Bake

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

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



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