September 5, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Carrot Cake

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Carrot Cake Recipe
Made by sister + I over weekend...yum!
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 cups carrots, grated
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (don't necessarily have to do it with nuts if you don't like nuts!)
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Lightly grease cake pan. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until foamy and thickened, about 2 minutes. 
  4. Gradually pour in the oil and beat for an additional minute after it is completely added. 
  5. Sift together the dry ingredients and then add to the egg mixture. 
  6. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients until fully mixed. Try not to over-mix once all incorporated. 
  7. Fold in the carrots, walnuts, spices and orange zest. 
  8. Spoon mixture into cake pan.
Bake until cake springs back in the center and a knife/toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

makes about 2 cups (enough for the recipe above)
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened and cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners/powdered sugar
Directions
  1. Using a hand mixer, stand mixer or a whisk, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. 
  2. Gradually beat in the sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, until the desired thickness is reached. If you are planning to pipe the frosting, you will want the frosting to be harder and more sugar will be needed.  
  3. Spread over cupcake with knife or pipe onto cake as desired.
  

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting me at http://chunkychicksrecipes.blogspot.com I linked up to you and I hope I did it right since I'm new to all this.

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  2. That looks amazing! I soo want some right now for dessert! :)


    Heather From and Mommy Only Has 2 Hands!

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  3. Looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe! Stopping by from mingle Monday!

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  4. The link tool is not working with the Ipad! I'll try it later with my PC!
    Xx
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  5. Oh boy...all the wonderful recipes I am seeing...delicious..thanks for sharing...already a follower and thanks for the comment on beauty pageants...you were right to the point...thank you...enjoy your week....

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  6. YUMMMMMY. Make me some and send it to me? ;)
    I will have to try this one!

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  7. Looks yum. I wonder if I use an egg substitute if it will still taste good?

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I've never had carrot cake before, but this looks delicious! :)

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  9. Cami,
    Carrot cake is a favorite of my husbands. Looks delicious!!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  11. This looks so good! Love carrot cake!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  12. Thanks for your lovely comment and I want a slice of that yummy cake please...


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