Monday, March 18, 2013

Carrot Cake

O Carrot Cake! O Carrot Cake! How lovely is your icing.  O Carrot Cake!  O Carrot Cake!  I would really like to bite you!
Enough with the singing already... you're very lucky you can't hear me!  This cake is so yummy, you will be singing too :)  My son is a fan of The Pioneer Woman Cooks (he's 6 and I think he just likes to see her dog!) and begged me to bake this cake after seeing it on an episode.  It was a hit with everyone, even though my 9 year old told my husband I used a cake mix and so he didn't believe it was from scratch!!!  Enjoy :)

CARROT CAKE
Cake:
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 whole eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated carrots
Butter, for greasing

Icing:
1 stick butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 pound powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, chopped finely

Directions
For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the granulated sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and combine. Then add the carrots and mix well. Pour the batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan and bake until done, about 50 minutes. Leave to cool completely.

Meanwhile, for the icing: In a larger bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and blend. Then mix in the pecans. Spread the icing on the cooled carrot cake.

2 comments:

Disneypal said...

That looks soooo good. I love Carrot Cake. I just purchased a bag of Carrot Cake M & M's and they are pretty good.

Thanks for the recipe

getting it together said...

That looks REALLY good and moist. I wanna make this!!