Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Carrot Cake

It was Naomi's First Birthday, and I decided to make her a carrot cake- at least it has some nutritional value, right?
I went off of this recipe that was on the Today Show the other day. Thanks Kristy for letting me know!

Carrot Cake

2 c. sugar
1 c. applesauce
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3 c. finely grated carrots (about 1 pound)

Mix sugar, applesauce and oil, then add eggs one at a time. Stir together dry ingredients, then combine into oil/sugar mix, then add carrots and stir well.
The recipe makes alot, so they had you using three 9" cake pans- who has 3?? So I made two 9" cakes and one 8" cake, which we ate the night before, making sure it was acceptable, you know. I greased the sides of the pans and cut out parchment paper for the bottom, it worked well for getting the cake out of the pan, as it is definitely moist!
Bake at 350˚ for about 40 minutes.


4 c. powdered sugar
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
4 tsp vanilla extract
Beat until smooth- spread a dollop on the first layer, then set the next layer on and spread the rest over the entire cake (unless you were able to make 3 of the same size- in that case, it will cover the entire cake.)


Duncan & Suzanne said...

Looks super yummy!

Liz's Random Thoughts said...

I ditto Susie! Looks yummy!:D


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