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I cannot forget my favorite b-day cake was a homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I am looking for a great recipe so i can make one too.
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carrot cake

posted at 2/28/2010 6:47 AM EST
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I cannot forget my favorite b-day cake was a homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I am looking for a great recipe so i can make one too.

carrot cake

posted at 2/28/2010 8:27 AM EST
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First: 8/16/2008
Last: 3/21/2010
I love carrot cake too. Here's a recipe for you.
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups lightly packed shredded carrots
(from 6 medium-sized fresh carrots)
1 cup walnuts, chopped (4ounces)
3/4 cup golden raisins
1- 8 ounce can unsweetened crushed pineapple
1 recipe cream cheese frosting

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13"x9" metal baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; dust pan lightly with flour, shaking out any excess. Sift the flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg together; set aside.
2. In bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs on
medium speed. Add sugar slowly, while mixer is still running; then add in the brown sugar and beat for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl down when
necessary with a rubber spatula. Beat the oil and
vanilla in. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the
sifted ingredients in and blend for about 1 minute, until smooth. Don't forget to scrape the
bowl down.
3. Fold in the carrots, walnuts, raisins and crushed pineapple with the juice. Pour the batter
into prepared pan and bake for about an hour, or
until a wooden skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. (There should be a few
moist crumbs on the skewer only). Let the cake on
a wire rack for 10 minutes. When cool enough to
handle, invert cake onto rack and remove parchment paper from the bottom. Let cake cool
completely while making the frosting.
4. Cream Cheese Frosting:
In bowl of an electric mixer with speed set on low, beat 3 cups of confectioner's sugar with 2
3 ounce packages of softened cream cheese, add to
it 6 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter, 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat for 1 minute or until smooth fluffy, scraping the bowl down. This
makes about 2-1/2 cups of frosting. Frost your
cake with it. Enjoy!!

Re: carrot cake

posted at 2/22/2011 10:28 AM EST
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I love carrot cake too. The times I have made it it has been very flat. I think I will try this recipe this weekend, thanks for sharing

Re: carrot cake

posted at 2/22/2011 12:32 PM EST
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First: 1/30/2010
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I never tried to make one.  But this recipe looks good.

Re: carrot cake

posted at 2/22/2011 1:32 PM EST
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There was a little sandwich shop in town that had the BEST carrot cake.  The owner made 1 cake a day and when it was gone it was gone.  People would order the carrot cake before they ordered their sandwich so they could get it before it sold out. 
The recipe above just may come close.  Will have to try this.

My grandson loves carrot cake...I should say he loves the frosting more than the cake so this will please him as well.

Thank you Angela.

Re: carrot cake

posted at 2/22/2011 2:30 PM EST
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Last: 4/7/2014

Recipe sounds great - thank you so much for sharing!

Re: carrot cake

posted at 2/22/2011 3:25 PM EST
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Angela, if you feel like it click on "my recipe box" in the upper right corner.  When you get to your page click on "add recipe" you can then add this recipe to all the others that are on this site.  That way when I lose the recipe I just printed out I will be able to find it again.

Re: carrot cake

posted at 2/22/2011 4:58 PM EST
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First: 8/8/2008
Last: 6/5/2012
I did the same thing Nikki. Thanks for the reminder

Re: carrot cake

posted at 2/23/2011 4:37 PM EST
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First: 9/9/2008
Last: 4/18/2014
I love carrot cake.  Unfortunately if I make one it will tempt me too much since noone else eats it.  Maybe I will try the recipe when we have company and I can send the leftovers home with everyone lol.  Thanks for posting.

Re: carrot cake

posted at 2/27/2011 11:07 PM EST
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First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/2/2013
Sounds delicious.  Thank you.  I just printed a copy.

Re: carrot cake

posted at 3/1/2011 7:26 PM EST
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First: 10/1/2008
Last: 4/19/2014
Sounds great! My husband is a great fan of carrot cake.  This may satisfy his cravings.

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