Homemade Carrot Cake: A Classic Dessert with Irresistible Flavor

Experience our carrot cake, a masterful fusion of flavors and textures, for yourself. Every piece of this fragile, moist cake is infused with a delicate sweetness and a whiff of earthiness thanks to the liberal amount of freshly shredded carrots.

You’ll notice the cake’s flawless harmony of softness and a delicate crumb as you dig your fork into a slice. The cake is incredibly moist, giving you a delightful, melt-in-your-mouth experience that makes you want more.

The unexpected surprise of crunchy walnuts or pecans hidden within each piece adds a nice contrast to the cake’s delicate texture. These crunchy bits offer a pleasant crunch and a flavorful explosion that pairs perfectly with the best carrot cake.

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 40 min

Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins

Servings: 18

Carrot Cake Ingredients:

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecan
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda

Frosting

  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup softened butter

Instructions:

  1. Set the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease & flour a baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, & two tsp of vanilla using an electric mixer. Add the salt, cinnamon, baking powder, & flour. Add carrots and stir. Pecans are added by folding. Pour into the ready-to-use pan.
  3. Bake for approximately forty mins till a toothpick placed into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for ten mins in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.
  4. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to thoroughly blend & cream the butter, softened cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, & one tsp vanilla. Add chopped pecans and stir. After the cake has cooled, frost it.

Notes:

Carrot grating: For the finest flavor & texture, use freshly grated carrots. Choose medium-sized carrots, then grate them in a food processor or with the fine part of a box grater.

Spices: The warm spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or even a little ginger, are essential to bringing out the flavor of the carrot cake. You can change the amounts of the spices to suit your own preferences.

Including nuts: To give carrot cake a delicious crunch, chopped walnuts and pecans are a common addition. If you want a nut-free option, feel free to eliminate them or replace them with your preferred nuts, like almonds and cashews.

Nutritional Values:

Calories: 575 Kcal, Carbs: 64g, Protein: 5g, Fats: 35g

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is my carrot cake watery?

A cake that is still warm can cause the frosting to become watery rather than the rich, luxurious topping that your beautiful cake deserves. Before assembling and icing, let the cakes cool fully on racks.

Q: Does the carrot cake recipe taste the same without carrots?

The cooking procedure softens the carrot, and the cake typically has a soft, rich texture. The flavor, texture, & appearance of the cake are not improved by the carrots themselves.

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