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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting

Homemade Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting
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This is a moist and very flavorful Carrot Cake. The frosting can be used for any of the other bread and muffin recipes I have shared also.
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Dessert or Breakfast
Serves: 4 to 9
  • Cake:
  • 3 cups finely chopped carrots ( in a processor)
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 cups Sucanat (unprocessed sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sprouted Spelt flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup shredded pineapple (drained)
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2) 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  1. Cake: Cream butter and sugar together, add all other wet ingredients. Then stir in all the dry ingredients. Pour into 8"x8" cake pan. bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes until the top bounces back to the touch.
  2. Frosting: In stand up mixer whip together warmed butter, cream cheese , vanilla . When this is all mixed together well, slowly add the sugar until the frosting is light and fluffy. When the cake is cooled you can frost.
  3. This frosting will be more than you need for this cake. It will keep in the refrigerator for some time in a sealed container.

I love carrot cake.  This is so easy my grandchildren made it for me, while I watched.

hobby horse and blog stuff 013This recipe will fill two 8×8 pans half full.  Or you can use 1 9″x11″ cake pan.  These two pans can be put together as a layer cake, or you could share one with a neighbor or friends.

hobby horse and blog stuff 016If you plan to take this cake out of the pan and stack it, you should cut a piece of wax paper to fit the bottom of cake pan.  After it is warm enough to turn, you should cut around the sides, place a plate on top of the cake pan and flip it out.  Then peel the wax paper off.  Let the cake cool completely before frosting it.

hobby horse and blog stuff 017Let me know what you think after your first bite.  We love it. Granny

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