carrot cake w/baby food (sallye)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By sallye bates
from Austin, TX

This is a deviation from my usual carrot cake. It uses baby food carrots instead of grated carrots. It taste is just as delicious as a regular carrot cake.

serves 8-12 slices depending on size
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For carrot cake w/baby food (sallye)

  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    cooking oil (i use corn)
  • 4 lg
  • 8 oz
    junior baby food carrots
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 4 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 4 oz
    softened butter
  • 16 oz
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make carrot cake w/baby food (sallye)

  • 1
    Grease and flour two 9" cake pans and set aside Turn oven to 350º to preheat
  • 2
    Sift flour, salt, baking soda and spices into mixing bowl Pour pecans into flour mixture and blend to cover pecans Set aside
  • 3
    In large mixing bowl, place sugar, oil and eggs Beat at medium high speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy Add in carrots and continue to beat until thoroughly mixed
  • 4
    Add flour mixture 1/3 at a time as you continue to beat. Continue adding flour mixture until all is transferred to oil/sugar/egg/carrot mixture Beat until batter is smooth and of custard consistency Transfer into cake pans equally
  • 5
    Place pans in preheated oven and bake 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Turn out on cooling rack When cake is completely cool, ice with frosting below
  • 6
    PREPARING BUTTER CREAM FROSTING: Place cream cheese and softened butter in mixing bowl and mix with electric mixer Sift confectioners sugar into butter/cream cheese mixture until well blended Add vanilla and blend in well Do not over mix or butter/cheese mixture will separate. ENJOY!

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