Homemade Carrot Cake
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Delicious homemade carrot cake recipe. Design it like a carrot for a cute and fun treat perfect for Easter.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrots
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • optional- ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease and flour a large loaf pan, set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon- stir to mix thoroughly.
  4. Add in eggs, oil, carrots, and vanilla stir till well combined.
  5. If desired fold in chopped nuts.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick, inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven, run a knife all around the sides.
  9. Allow cake to cool completely.
  10. Using a very sharp knife cut an elongated triangle out of cake. From the remaining pieces you can make mini carrots, use it for a trifle, or cake balls.
  11. Mix orange food coloring right in the frosting can adding a few drops at a time until your desired shade is reached.
  12. For the greens of the carrot I cut a 10" wide x 6" long piece of colored tissue paper, and cut a fringe into it, slipping 2" of it under top of cake.
Recipe by A Mom's Take at https://www.amomstake.com/homemade-carrot-cake-easter/