Carrot Cake

Everyone ignores carrot cake, but we have always loved it for it’s simplicity. It’s lighter and fluffier than chocolate, feels chicer than Red Velvet and is much more unexpected than cheesecake. Everyone secretly loves a good carrot cake, which is why we’re sharing our favorite recipe with you today. To answer your questions: yes, real carrots go into it; good cream cheese frosting is ridiculously eays to make; no, it’s not “health food” but it is healthy(ish). Read below for the recipe; this will surely make your weekend better….

Ingredients:

2 cups All Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

½ teaspoon Kosher Salt

2 teaspoons ground Cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground Nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground Cloves

¼ teaspoon ground Allspice

1 cup Brown Sugar, packed

1 cup Sugar

4 large Eggs

1 cup Canola Oil or Avocado Oil

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 1/2 cups finely grated Carrots

½ cup Walnuts, chopped

For the cream cheese frosting:

2 (8-ounce) packages Cream Cheese, softened

4 tablespoons Butter, unsalted, softened

1 ½ cups Powdered Sugar

1 ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease two 9” round pans.

Sift together all dry ingredients and set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla extract. Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in grated carrots and chopped walnuts.

Divide the batter evenly between the two round pans. Bake for 28-32 minutes. Check to ensure the cakes are done cooking. Let cool on a wire rack.

When the cakes are cool, make the cream cheese frosting. Beat together the cream cheese and vanilla extract until completely smooth. Add the butter and powdered sugar and beat on medium speed until completely smooth.

Place one of the cakes on cake stand. Spread about 1/3 cup of the frosting evenly over the top of the cake and place the second cake on top. Use the rest of the frosting to completely cover the rest of the cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with toasted walnuts to serve.

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