Friday, April 9, 2010

Carrot Cake

Yep, I baked another cake and it came out simply p-e-r-f-e-c-t! I think I am regaining confidence in my ability to bake:) This delicious and moist carrot cake was easy, super simple to make and I definitely surprised and impressed my in-laws with it. They thought it was store bought, Ha!!!!

Recipe courtesy of sousoukitchen

What you Need:

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground spice mixture (fennel, anise, nutmeg)
3 cups finely shredded carrots
1 cup roasted and chopped nuts of your choice ( I used walnuts)

1 recipe Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (See Below)

What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a baking pan ( I used a tube pan); set aside.
  3. In large bowl, mix together sugars, oil, vanilla extract, and eggs until well blended.
  4. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and the other spices until combined.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the sugar and eggs mixture and mix well until you get a smooth consistency. Add carrots and nuts (save some for decorating). Mix until well combined.
  6. With rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 50 to 55 min or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan, turn out on wire rack. Spread with the Vanilla Cream Cheese frosting. And decorate with the remaining roasted nuts.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a medium bowl, sir together 8 ounces cream cheese, softened; 1 tsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, a dash of salt. Add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar gradually to the mixture until smooth.



  1. what a beautiful carrot could sure use a piece of that this morning with my coffee!!
    I look forward to reading more of your posts!!

  2. Thank you for the comment Chef Dennis.. I wish I could send you a piece for ur coffee:)

  3. oui surement trés bon je vais le faire aussi avec mon café merci d'avance

  4. s'il te plait les mesures en francais

  5. Poker99:

    Voila les ingrdients et mesures en francais:

    222 gram sucre
    164 gram sucre marron
    235 ml huile vegetale
    1 p.c vanille
    4 oeufs
    300 gram farine
    1 p.c bicarbonate de soude
    1 p.c levure chimique
    1 p.c sel
    1 p.c cannelle
    350 gram carottes finement rapes
    1 p.c melange d'epices (mouseade, fenouil, anis)
    120 gram noix grillees et mincees

    Ingredients pour glacage:

    85 gram creme fromage ramolli
    1 p.c lait
    1 p.c vanille
    une pincee de sel
    400 gram sucre en poudre

    Laissez moi savoir si vous avez besoin de toute la recette en francais. Je le ferai avec plaisir.

    Merci pour votre passage!!



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