Carrot Cake with Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake With Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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2 c
unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
4 large
3/4 c
vegetable oil
3/4 c
2/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
orange marmalade
1/2 c
orange juice
3 c
lightly packed grated peeled carrots
3/4 c
chopped toasted walnuts


8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 c
orange marmalade
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter at room temperature
2 tsp
orange peel, grated
1/4 c
finely chopped toasted walnuts

How to Make Carrot Cake with Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1For cake preheat oven to 350.
  • 2Butter and flour two 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 2-inch-high sides.
  • 3Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl.
  • 4Beat eggs, oil, sugars, marmalade and juice in large bowl until blended.
  • 5Stir in dry ingredients.
  • 6Fold in carrots and nuts.
  • 7Divide batter between cake pans.
  • 8Bake until tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  • 9Transfer cakes to racks; cool 15 minutes.
  • 10Turn out cakes onto racks; cool completely.
  • 11For frosting, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth.
  • 12Add 3/4 cup marmalade, butter and orange peel and beat just until smooth.
  • 13If necessary, cover and chill until firm enough to spread.
  • 14Place 1 cake on plate.
  • 15Spread with 1/4 cup marmalade.
  • 16Spread 1 cup frosting over.
  • 17Top with second cake.
  • 18Spoon 2 cups frosting into pastry bag fitted with large star tip.
  • 19Spread remaining frosting smoothly over top and sides of cake.
  • 20Pipe frosting in 4 parallel lines atop cake in opposite direction, forming lattice.
  • 21Press 1 cup nuts onto sides of cake. Pipe ring of frosting around top edge of cake.
  • 22Stir 1/4 cup marmalade to loosen; spoon some into 1 row of lattice diamonds.
  • 23Spoon some remaining nuts into next row of diamonds.
  • 24Repeat, alternating marmalade and nuts, filling rows completely. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover with cake dome and chill.)

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About Carrot Cake with Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy