Hope you all had a fantastic Easter celebration with family and friends!
For our dessert after Easter dinner, we made a carrot cake frosted with cream cheese frosting and decorated with the royal icing carrots you saw in my previous blog post.
My mother baked the cake and I was in charge of frosting and decorating. Today I'm sharing the recipe we used for the cake, it is very moist!
Enjoy!
Carrot Cake
(original recipe here)
Ingredients-
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole- wheat flour
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. canola oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrots, peeled
1 20oz can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
1/4 cup chopped walnuts 
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and coat a 8x3" cake ban or bundt pan with cooking spray.
  • In a larger bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices; stir well with a whisk and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine eggs, oil, and vanilla. Make sure to stir these together well. Add in the grated carrots and pineapple, mixing well.
  • Fold the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed. The batter may seem stiff. 
  • Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, fold in 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.
  • Spoon batter into pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes (depending on pan size) or until a toothpick entered in the center comes out clean. 
  • Remove from oven when finished and let cool on a wire wrack before frosting.
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This cake is best paired with a cream cheese frosting, but a plain buttercream frosting would do just fine!

I frosted our cake with cream cheese frosting using just a regular rubber spatula. I thought about doing some piping but after piping out all the carrots the night before I was a little tired of it.
After frosting I just placed the royal icing carrots around the outer rim and the inner circle. I topped the middle portion with King Arthur Flour pastel green sparkling sugar.

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(click on photo for how to make royal icing carrots)

This cake was really good!
Hope you all had a fantastic Easter and enjoy the rest of your week!

 





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