Carrot Cake (Nuts & Raisins) w/Cream Cheese Icing

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Cathy Zecchini

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@czecchini

For our February 2013 meeting by Cathy Zecchini

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3
    large eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    finely grated peeled carrots
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 c
    raisins
  • ICING

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Carrot Cake (Nuts & Raisins) w/Cream Cheese Icing

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans.
  2. Whisk together thoroughly in a large bowl:
    1 1/2 c. flour
    1 c. sugar
    1 1/2 t. baking soda
    1 t. baking powder
    1 t. ground cinnamon
    1/2 t. ground nutmeg
    1/2 t. ground allspice
    1/2 t. salt
  3. Add and stir together well with a rubber spatula or beat on low speed:
    2/3 c. vegetable oil
    3 large eggs
  4. Stir in:
    1 1/2 c. finely grated peeled carrots
    1 c. finely chopped nuts
    1 c. raisins
  5. Scrape the batter into the pans and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pans on a rack for 10 minutes. Slide a thin knife around the cake to detatch it from the pans. Invert the cake and let cool right side up on the rack. Fill and frost with the cream cheese icing - directions below.
  6. Cream Cheese Icing:
    Have the cream cheese cold and the butter at room temperature.
    In a medium bowl, beat just until blended:
    8 oz. cream cheese
    5 T. butter
    2 t. vanilla

    Add one-third at a time and beat just until smooth and the desired consistency:
    2 c. powdered sugar.

    This keeps refrigerated for about 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

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