Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Barbara Puccio

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@barbpuccio

A girlfriend gave me this recipe about 30 years ago, and it has been a family favorite from the first time I made it.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CARROT CAKE

  • 2 c
    flour
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    grated carrots
  • 3/4 c
    oil
  • 4
    eggs
  • 8 oz
    crushed pineapple (drained)
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1 box
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla

How to Make Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon & baking soda. Then add the carrots, oil, eggs & pineapple and mix.
  2. Put into a greased & floured pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

    It is a fairly dense cake, so I have not tried it in a loaf or bundt pan. Seems to work better in metal - either a round or 9x12 cake pan. If you use a glass pan and reduce the temperature by 25 degrees, it will take a bit longer and won't be as moist.
  3. For the frosting: mix all ingredients together until smooth. In the beginning, it seems a little dry, but don't be tempted to add more than a few drops liquid, unless you like the frosting a little runny.

    If you like the frosting a little fluffier, just whip on the high speed setting of your mixer.

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About Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American




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