Sunday, February 4, 2018

Carrot cake with Icing

carrot cake with cream cheese icing
This recipe for carrot cake is easy to make and tastes fabulous with cream cheese icing. 
For the cake

2 cups flour (can use half whole wheat)
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup Fancy Molasses
1 ¼ cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup chopped walnuts optional
3 cups packed grated carrots (about 4 large carrots)

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9"x13" pan with parchment paper. 

In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a large bowl whisk the oil with the molasses and sugar. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture.

Fold in carrots and nuts if you are using and mix until combined. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.

Bake 50-55 minutes until a tester comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs attached. Let the cake cool completely before icing.
carrot cake with cream cheese icing
For the icing

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼ cup butter, softened
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Beat together cream cheese and butter. Beat in the sugar until you reach desired stiffness. Mix in vanilla. Spread on cool cake.

This recipe is from this site. The type of molasses you use makes  a big difference, use either Crosby’s or Grandma's fancy molasses which tastes better.

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19 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to make a carrot cake for awhile now, this has pushed me to do that! Looks wonderful.

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  2. This looks like an interesting recipe. I've always used crushed pineapple in my carrot cakes, I think I'll check out yours though. Looks delicious. Thanks.

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  3. Yum! Carrot cake with cream cheese icing is one of my favorite special treats.

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  4. wow thats got to be the best looking carrot cake I ever saw!

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  5. Yummm, I love carrot cake but very rarely make icing to go with it. looks delicious

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  6. I would pass on this one. Carrot cake has never been one I like to eat.

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  7. Carrot cake with cream cheese icing is my all time favorite dessert!

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  8. lOVE CARROT CAKE. I would try this at home

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  9. I love carrot cake and this looks delicious.

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  10. Seriously my husband's favourite cake. I really should try and make it one day lol

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  11. This is such a lovely carrot cake recipe.

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  12. Perfectly baked healthy cake ! Love it !

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  13. Sometimes we have left over shredded carrots at work and are allowed to take them home. I froze the last batch and then when I had a day off was able to make a carrot cake (my very first!!) My co-worker likes to put Baileys in the icing ... lol

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  14. Looks delicious. I would like to give it a try.

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  15. I totally love a good carrot cake and miss it so much! The cake looks amazing...

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  16. Carrot cake is one of my favourites, and cream cheese icing is my #1 fave. Thanks for the yummy recipes!

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  17. my hubby loves carrot cake, will definitely give this a try!

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  18. Carrot cake is a favorite of mine, this would be perfect.

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