Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

A vintage recipe, just in time for the Easter Bunny and to welcome spring time to Maine. The cake recipe that "Cliffy's" mom has made for him and his family for many years.  Cliffy's mom "Gicela" lives in California. Its was a thumbs up, still didn't taste quite the same since his Mom didn't make it, but it was enjoyed by all. Then top this off with the cream cheese icing, oh my.  I thought I had the perfect Carrot Cake recipe, the one I have always used is made with grated carrots, drained crushed pineapple and coconut.  I think I like this one better........I made cupcakes (got 12) and also a small round cake.  I used orange and green jelly beans to look like carrots.   The cupcakes do not puff up, the tops are flat but the taste is delicious........ another fabulous cake recipe.......Thank you its a keeper for sure.  Happy baking   Andi  

1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups grated raw carrots
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Cream sugar and oil until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, mix well.  In another bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and whisk the dry ingredients together. (or sift the dry ingredients) Add to the cake mixture.  Fold in the carrots and the walnuts.    Prepare your cake pan  (9x13) or pans (2 round 8 or 9 inch) with butter and flour each.   Bake at 325 degrees.  Time will depend on what size your cake pan is.  Adjust accordingly.  More walnuts will be needed if you are going to decorate the finished cake.  

Cream Cheese Icing
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese
1/2 tsp of butter, softened (this is correct)
16 ounce of confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla
In a mixing bowl combine the above ingredients.  Carefully using the mixer blend the ingredients. Adjust the icing recipe and double if making a two layer cake. This should be stored in the fridge because of the cream cheese. 
 Thank you for stopping at the little' wednesday baker

Sharing with

what's cooking wednesday, mrs. fox's sweet party, the shady porch, Miz Helen, Something Swanky, what's cooking love

18 comments:

  1. I must admit that I nearly always use cream cheese icing on my cakes and on my cheese cakes...and even though it must be incredibly fattening...it tastes so good! Especially if you mix some cocoa in with it :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love carrot cake! I have a carrot cake recipe coming up soon too. I love the way you decorated your cake.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'll definitely be making the cupcakes version. These look too good!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Andi,
    I wouldn't mind a piece of good carrot cake. I like the jellybeans put together to resemble carrots. It looks pretty and looks good.
    Have a good rest of your week.
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  5. Andi, this cake looks so wonderful! I love sugar, too! I guess there are worse addictions, right??!! Thanks for visiting me! I'm your newest follower. Follow me back?

    ReplyDelete
  6. I absolutely love carrot cake, and I love the way yours is decorated and presented, the cupcakes are a great idea. Your photos are just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Seeing all the carrot cake recipes this Easter season, is inspiring. I don't usually make carrot cake but I do enjoy it. If I try one, it will be yours because you always have good recipes!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your cake is beautiful... I adore the little jelly bean carrots!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your cake and cupcakes! they are so pretty!

    My favorite ( made from scratch ) cakes are Carrot Cakes! =)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your carrot decorations are adorable. And everything is better with cream cheese frosting, isn't it?! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier during the blueberry muffin challenge. My best to you and yours!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your Carrot Cake looks beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful Spring day. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  12. This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today....http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2012/04/feed-your-soul-5/ (anything food related) and http://everydaymomcakes.com/sugar-me-up-5/ (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

    ReplyDelete
  13. That's so pretty! My husband loves carrot cake.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Just made carrot cake but yours is so much more prettier than mines! I will need to try this recipe soon!

    Check it out: http://thepetitecow.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  15. This carrot cake looks so good, I also like that you made cupcakes from it as well!! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday! I hope to see you there next week!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello Andy
    Thanks for the Carrot Cake recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can I submit your carrot cake with cream cheese frosting photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Hillary Go for it, I did check out the food porn site. Have never seen this site but I will check it out sometime. This recipe is a fav of mine since I made it, it replaced my old time favorite. If possible can you mention the wednesday baker.blogspot.com if possible. Thanks Andi

      Delete
  17. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete