Carrot Cake Recipe (Cream Cheese Frosting)

carrot cake

Simple to make, yet delicious! Here is a Carrot cake recipe that will come handy for your festive table! Hey, Easter is coming up 😉

Ingredients:

Cake

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 3/4 c vegetable oil
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  5. 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  11. 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
  12. 1.5 cups grated carrots
  13. 1/2 cup chopped dry fruit or nuts of your choice (optional)

Frosting

  1. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup (4 oz) cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 cup chopped dry fruit or nuts of your choice (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease and flour a 9 inch spring form (or use parchment paper).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix in all the dry ingredients of the cake except for nuts/fruit. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and the sugars until fluffy. Add oil and vanilla, beat to incorporate. 
  4. Gently fold in with a spatula or a wooden spoon the dry ingredients into the mixture.
  5. Gently fold in carrots and nuts/dry fruit. 
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until center of the cake is set. 
  8. Cool the cake for about10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. For the frosting, beat together butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until the mixture is creamy. Mix in the nuts/dry fruit.
  10. Frost the cooled cake as desired.

And lastly, ENJOY!

 

Photo credit: Jonathan McIntosh


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