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Mrs. Fields Carrot Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
mary disomma

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup white sugar
1 cups butter, softened
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups carrots, grated
cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts, chopped
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
cup salted butter, softened
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions:
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
3. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugars. Add butter, one egg and vanilla; blend with electric mixer on low speed.
4. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add remaining eggs, one at a time, beating 30 seconds after each addition. Add carrots, pineapple, raisins and walnuts. Blend on low until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into prepared pans and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula. Bake in center of the oven for 60-70 minutes. Toothpick inserted into center should come out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Then invert cakes on rack and cool to room temperature.
5. TO PREPARE ICING: In a medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth; add lemon juice and vanilla; beat until combined. Add sugar gradually, mixing on low until smooth.
6. TO ICE THE CARROT CAKE: Place one layer on a cake platter, and with a metal spatula spread icing over the top to form a thin filling. Place second layer over the first, rounded side up Coat the top and sides of the cake evenly with remaining icing. Refrigerate 1 hour to set icing.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr 20 mins

 

 

 

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