December 18, 2018

This is the best homemade Carrot Cake recipe you will ever try!

Find a real carrot cake recipe is not as easy as you would think, but here we are: a real carrot cake, with real ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c (400g) granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 c grated carrots
  • 1 c roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 c (352g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 c (250g) vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c pineapple (can be from a can or freshly diced)

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare two 8-inch round baking pans (can also do three 7-inch round cake pans); butter pans generously or spray with baking spray.
  3. Beat the sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs in mixer until it is a light yellow, about 3 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt (double sifting is recommended)
  5. With the mixer on low speed, slowly and gently add in the dry ingredients - mix until JUST combined (can also mix by hand!).
  6. Remove bowl from mixer and fold raisins, nuts, carrots, and pineapple.
  7. Divide the batter equally between the pans; bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean - a few crumbs are what you want for a MOIST cake!
  8. Allow the cakes to cool completely on a wire rack. 9. Cover in cream cheese frosting.

Now let’s talk about the cheese frosting recipe!

The ingredients for the frosting are pretty basic: butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and confectioners sugar.
It’s how you put them together that makes the difference!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 4 c confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 

Instructions:

Place room temperature butter, cream cheese, and vanilla into mixer and blend for 1-2 minutes on medium until fully incorporated.
Add powder sugar, one cup at a time, until frosting is light and creamy.

And that’s all! Now you can enjoy your Homemade Carrot Cake!

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