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Recipes by Crimsonwolf

Carrot Cake with

Cream Cheese Frosting

 

A moist, dense and delicious cake. Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 40 Minutes. Ready in: approx. 1 Hour 40 Minutes.

Makes 1 - 9x13 inch cake (24 servings).

From Allrecipes, Submitted by Tracy Kirk

 

Cake:

3 cups grated carrots

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups white sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice

3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

 

Frosting:

3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans/walnuts

 

Directions

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

 

In a large bowl, combine grated carrots, flour, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in eggs, oil, 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, pineapple and 3/4 cup nuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

 

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

 

To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, Neufchatel cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until smooth, then stir  in 1 cup chopped nuts. Spread on cooled cake.

 

Crimsonwolf

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