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real carrot cake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Connee Conehead
Baltimore, MD

Modern day recipes added cream cheese frosting; the traditional cake has a rum-infused glaze.

(2 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For real carrot cake

  • CAKE
  • 1 lb
    carrots, peeled
  • 2 c
    + 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    black walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c
  • 5 lg
    eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1-1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine or vermouth
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    dark rum

How To Make real carrot cake

  • 1
    FOR THE CAKE: Shred carrots using the food processor, fitted with the shredding disk; set aside.
  • 2
    Adjust oven rack to the middle position; heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 3
    Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.
  • 4
    Whisk 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl
  • 5
    Toss the black walnuts with the remaining 2 teaspoons flour in a small bowl until well coated; set aside.
  • 6
    With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the eggs and granulated sugar until combined.
  • 7
    Reduce speed to medium and slowly add the oil until incorporated.
  • 8
    Increase speed to high and beat until the mixture is light and creamy
  • 9
    Using a rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture, black walnuts, raisins and carrots until combined.
  • 10
    Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake until a cake tester, inserted into center of cake, comes out clean, 50-60 minutes.
  • 11
    Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely, at least 1 hour.
  • 12
    FOR THE TOPPING: Brush wine or vermouth over cake until it is absorbed.
  • 13
    Whisk the confectioners' sugar, buttermilk and rum in a medium bowl.
  • 14
    Drizzle over cake as shown in photograph.