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Recipe: Carrot Cake with Sweet Cream Icing

A Carrot in a Cake?

Me as a kid, all about that cake life ūüėČ

As a kid, the only cake I would ever give the time of day to was chocolate. ¬†Forget about white, lemon, red velvet and angle food cake. And Carrot Cake — ha! How dare you¬†offer me a vegetable dressed as a cake?

Then one day, in my 20s I had a bite of the most delicious and moist cake I had ever had.  When I was informed it was carrot cake, I was blown away.  Where had this delicious cake been my whole life?

Now, every Easter and Spring, I pull out my recipe for Carrot Cake and prepare the most wonderful, delicious and moist cake any one has ever eaten.

The Carrot Cake Recipe

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease two 9 inch round pans
  3. Combine the first three ingredients into a bowl on medium speed.  Set aside.
  4. Beat the 3 eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, milk and carrots together.  Combine with Flour mixture and mix together slowly until well combined.
  5. Add the carrots and mix till thoroughly mixed and smooth.
  6. Split the batter among two pans.  Then bake for 25 to 30 mins until a metal knife can be removed from the center clean.
  7. Cool for 20 minutes.  Then remove from pans and chill for at least two hours.

Sweet Cream Icing Recipe

  • 10 oz of cream cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 cup of butter (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Combine cream cheese and butter together.  Blend on low until thoroughly combined.
  2. While mixing on low, slowly add the powdered sugar.
  3. Add vanilla.  Continue to mix on low until well blended.

After the cake has cooled, icing the cake.  On this particular day I decided to just icing the top of both parts of the cake and combine them for an alternative look.  Next, icing as you please and enjoy!

The Results

It has come as a shock to me that my daughter is not as picky of an eater as her mother.  She devours this cake every time I give her a bite.  This was the perfect cake to serve for a spring cookout and I plan to make it again at Easter.  I hope you enjoy it!

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