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Carrot Cake Recipe

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For the Cake:

1½ cups white sugar
½ cup oil
3 eggs
¾ cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour (I did one cup whole-wheat one cup all purpose)
2½ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salts
2 cup finely shredded carrot. (don't do the big shred or they will still be a little crunchy even after cooking)
1 cup crushed pineapple, don't drain
1 cup shredded coconut
½ cup walnuts, plus more for garnish on frosted cake if desired
1 cup raisins (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 350º and grease and flour two circle cake pans. (I also lined mine with a cutout of waxed paper to make them come out nice and perfect)

2) In your mixer or with a hand mixer, combine sugar, oil, eggs and milk. Mix well.

3) Add vanilla and mix until combined

4) Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

5) Next fold in the carrots, nuts, coconut, pineapple and raisins (if using). Fold them in until they are evenly distributed throughout the cake.

6) Pour half of the batter into each cake pan.

7) Bake at 350º for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center of cake.

8) Let cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting

- 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla

1) Combine all ingredients in a mixer or use your hand mixer and mix until smooth
2) Spread a thin layer on one of the cakes and then place the other on top. Use the rest of the frosting to cover cake.

3) I like to do a crumb layer first, so I don’t get pieces of cake in the frosting. To do a crumb layer, just use a tiny amount of frosting and go over the whole cake. Put it in the cake in the fridge or freezer for about 20 minutes or until the frosting is set.

4) Take it out and frost it as you normally would. This layer helps seal in crumbs, so they won’t show in your final product.

5) If desired, use nuts to decorate cake after frosting it.




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