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Carrot Cake
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Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious Carrot cake with raisins and nuts and cream cheese frosting
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, Carrot, Cream Cheese
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • OVEN
  • Electric Mixer
  • Mixing Bowl, serving bowl , spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all -purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • ¾ cup walnuts (or pecans) chopped
  • ¾ cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cream or milk

Instructions

Cake

  • Pre-Heat Oven to 350° Spray pans with food release and flour
    Whisk together in a mixing bowl flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and  salt when well combined -set aside
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together  vegetable oil, carrots, eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, applesauce, vanilla extract, raisins, and walnuts 
  • Blend wet ingredients into dry ingredients -mix- do not over blend
  • Pour batter into the well-greased and floured  round cake pans
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until tooth pick is dry when stuck into cake. Cool on a cooling rack

Making the Frosting

  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or in a large bowl and a hand mixer beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Next, add the butter and mix for 1 minute or until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar
  • Next, add vanilla and cream
  • Assemble cake
  • Frost cake and add optional nuts on sides (tilt cake slightly with a pan under to catch falling nuts)
  • I made the carrots out of orange and green frosting ,(see link below) candy carrots are also an option
  • Cut and Serve