Carrot Cake. I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. I feel like carrot cake is a dessert most people tend to only make around Easter. But honestly, carrot cake is such an incredible dessert and I think it should be enjoyed all year long.
It wasn't until recently that we realized just how much we love carrot cake. This Carrot Cake with pineapple and coconut is a family favorite, made every year for all sorts of celebrations from birthdays to Easter! Originally from the Silver Palate cookbook, we've made several. You can make Carrot Cake using 18 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you make that.
Ingredients of Carrot Cake
- It’s 2 cups of flour.
- It’s 3 cups of shredded carrots.
- Prepare 2 tsp of baking powder.
- It’s 2 tsp of baking soda.
- It’s 4 of large eggs.
- You need 2 tsp of ground cinnamon.
- It’s 1 1/4 cups of vegetable oil.
- You need 1 1/2 cup of white sugar.
- You need 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
- Prepare 1 cup of chopped pecan + 1/2 cup for garnishing.
- You need 2 tsp of vanilla.
- It’s 1 tsp of ground nutmeg.
- You need 1/2 tsp of salt.
- You need of For Frosting.
- You need 8 oz of cream cheese.
- Prepare 4 cups of powdered sugar.
- It’s 1/2 cup of butter.
- You need 1 tsp of vanilla.
A wonderfully moist, perfectly spiced carrot cake recipe. This carrot cake cake sets the standard for carrot cakes everywhere. It's deeply moist and filled with toasted pecans. Most of its flavor comes from brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and carrots.
Carrot Cake instructions
- Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl break n whisk eggs, sugar oil and vanilla..
- Then stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon powder, salt, baking powder, nutmeg. Then fold in shredded carrots and pecans.
- Grease and flour 9 inch baking pan.(I used 2 round ones).
- Add the batter to the baking pan and place in the oven to bake for 40 to 50 mins. When finish baking put to cool for abt 1hr.
- For frosting: In a bowl add powdered(confectionery) sugar, vanilla, soft cream cheese and butter and mix until creamed..
- Once cake is cool remove from baking pan and place on a cake rack. Spread frosting to the top and then topped with pecans. (Nb because I made 2 cakes I shave the top of one of the cake to be flat enough then I spread frosting then I place the second cake on top then spread frosting again n all over the cakes). Hope you enjoy!!!.
Carrot cake is cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter. Most modern carrot cake recipes have a white cream cheese frosting. The origins of carrot cake are disputed. This truly is the best carrot cake recipe! It's perfectly moist and delicious, made with lots of fresh carrots, and topped with the most heavenly cream cheese frosting.