Easter Carrot Cake

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Catherine Cappiello Pappas

By
@LadyGourmet

Adapted from: The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook

Rating:

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Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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    ¾ cup granulated sugar
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    1 cup brown sugar
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    ¾ cup corn oil
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    1 tbs. vanilla
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    4 eggs
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    2 cups self-rising flour
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    1 tsp. ground cinnamon
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    3 ½ cups shredded carrots
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    ¼ cup raisins – chopped
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    ¼ cup chocolate chips - chopped
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    ¼ cup milk
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    frosting:
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    8 oz. cream cheese
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    4 tbs. unsalted butter
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    1 cup confectioners’ sugar
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    1 tsp. vanilla
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    ½ cup shredded coconut – toasted
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    peeps marshmallow candy for decorating

How to Make Easter Carrot Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

    Using the shredding blade of a food processor shred the carrots and set aside.

    Using a food processor combine the sugars, oil, milk, vanilla and the eggs. Stir in the carrots, raisings, chocolate chips and the flour.

    Prepare two 8 inch baking pans with butter and flour and pour the batter evenly into the pans.

    Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until the toothpick test comes out clean.

    Let the cakes cool before gently removing from the pan.

    For the Frosting:

    In a small frying pan gently brown the coconut.

    In a medium bowl, using and electric hand mixer, blend the cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and salt until creamy.

    Place one cake on a cake plate or stand and frost the middle, top with the remaining cake and frost the entire cake.

    Place the toasted coconut around the sides of the cake.

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About Easter Carrot Cake

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



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