"Rock the Carrot"

1
Jen Smallwood

By
@usmcmom1

a super moist, yummy cake...plus a great way to eat more veggies, lol

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE BATTER

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    grated carrots
  • 1 oz
    8-ounce crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • BUTTERMILK GLAZE

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 oz
    8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz
    3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 c
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make "Rock the Carrot"

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350*

    Line 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with wax paper, lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.

    Stir together first 4 ingredients.
    Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
    Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrots and next 3 ingredients.

    Pour batter evenly into prepared cake pans.

    Bake at 350* for 25 - 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15 mins.

    Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
    Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers, do top and sides of cake with frosting.
  2. For Glaze:

    Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat.

    Boil; stirring often, about 4 minutes.
    Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
  3. For Cream Cheese Frosting:

    Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy.

    Add sifted powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.

    decorate with added walnuts or pecans if desired...

Printable Recipe Card

About "Rock the Carrot"

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



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