If you love carrot cake, I owe you an apology. Like, really… I do. I’ve been holding out on you. So I am sorry I’m just now sharing this wonderful recipe (but you’ll forgive me when you try it, because this is the HOLY GRAIL of carrot cake recipes)!
It is moist, delicious, flavorful, and oh so good! And yes, even easy to put together. And carrot cake HAS to have cream cheese frosting, so I’ve included that recipe as well!
This recipe yields an 8×10 cake, 2 small round cakes, or roughly 30 cupcakes.
Deliciously Divine Carrot Cake Recipe
3 sticks of butter (Oh yes!)
1 3/4 C sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3 C grated carrot (I just buy the matchstick carrots, they are near the baby carrots)
1 C chopped pecans
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese
roughly 3 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl cream the sugars and butter. In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add dry ingredients alternating eggs. (ex, add a bit of flour mixture, mix, add an egg, mix, flour mixture, mix, etc) Add vanilla and mix. Lastly, add in carrots and pecans and mix. Pour into your prepared pan or cupcake liners, and bake. Will take approx 25-30 mins for cake and approx 20-25 mins for cupcakes. PLEASE check for doneness with a toothpick. This cake is easy to over/under cook.
To prepare frosting:
Combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and TWO cups powdered sugar. Once well mixed, taste. Add more powdered sugar as needed.
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