March 8, 2017

{Yummy Carrot Cake Recipe}

D requested carrot cake this afternoon when I told him I was going to bake cookies. So I hopped to and made him some yummy goodness (which he dug into before I could even get the cooled down to frost them). I found this carrot cake recipe the last time I made him carrot cake and he seemed to really enjoy it, so I thought I'd share it with you! I also posted it on my facebook today!



Ingredients

Cake

1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
cups shredded carrots (5 medium)
1
cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of one 13x9-inch pan or two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the salt; beat on low speed 1 minute. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into pan(s).
  • 2 Bake 13x9-inch pan 40 to 45 minutes, round pans 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool rectangle in pan on cooling rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable. Frost 13x9-inch cake or fill and frost round layers with frosting. Sprinkle nutmeg on frosted cake, if desired. Store in refrigerator.
On the website there is a recipe for the cream cheese frosting, but I'm not a fan of homemade so I just buy my own.

Also, I obviously made them into cupcakes. I bake for about 35min.

-Kristin