Friday, April 8

Carrot Cake - This Would Make a Great Easter Dessert

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Since Easter is coming up,
I've been thinking about
what I might be making
for supper.

In case you're thinking the same
thing, I wanted to share one of
my favorite recipes with you . . .


Carrot Cake 
would make a delicious dessert
for any occasion.

I really love this recipe & it has never failed.
I made it for book club last time & the girls really liked it--
but it IS sinfully rich!

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (drain a little of the juice off, but not all)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • chopped walnuts
Note: The walnuts will taste even better if you toast them a little in the oven before adding them to the cake! Other directions: Cream oil, sugar, & eggs. Add carrots & pineapple--set aside.  Sift flour, soda & cinnamon together & mix in with the first mixture. Add some walnuts. Bake about 30 minutes (in greased, floured round cake pans) at 350 degrees.

Icing:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • a little whole milk
  • sifted powdered sugar (to taste & consistency) 
  • top with more walnuts, if desired
PS - I live at an altitude of 4,500 feet--if your altitude is much lower, you may need to make adjustments in cooking time.


7 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE carrot cake ...Looks very Yummy !!

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  2. I had carrot cake for my birthday this year. I love the idea of crushed pineapple in it, bet that made the cake nice and moist.

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  3. Love Carrot Cake! Your recipe looks delicious! I never tried making cream cheese icing! I bet your version is wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your visit!

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  4. I'm definitely going to be bringing this to my in-laws for Easter. :) In your picture, your cake looks tall. Did you do multiple layers?

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  5. Michelle...Carrot Cake is one of my ALL time favorites. Never thought of serving it for Easter. Good idea. I mean...Bunnies like carrots, right??
    Although (I hate the ol'easter bunny thing) when in reality Easter should be SO focused on the biggest event in the history of mankind.

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  6. In answer to Kristie's question: I did use 3 layers for the carrot cake in the picture. I think 3 layers can make your cake look fancier & special. HOWEVER, I won't make it that way again & I don't recommend it for this cake. Reason: this cake is so moist, that it's hard to slice thinly. And it is too rich to serve in large slices. Thanks for your question!

    Warmly, Michelle

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