Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep: 15mins. Bake: 40mins. Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup & 1 Tbsp. of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp of Grated Orange Zest
  • 1 1/2 cups of Shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 cup of Raisins

For the frosting:

  • 3 oz of Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Water
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp of Ground Cinnamon

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Lay the bottom with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl toss together the carrots, raisins and the 1 Tbsp. of flour until all of the carrots and raisins are coated with the flour.
  3. In a large bowl mix together rest of the ingredients until well combined. Add the carrots and raisins and mix until they are well incorporated through the batter.20160503_155614.jpg
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. When the cake is ready, let it cool in the pan for a few minutes but then take it out and let it cool completely on a wire rack.20160503_182131.jpg
  6. Once the cake is completely cooled, make the frosting by simply mixing all of the ingredients together until you get a nice thick frosting. If you need to, add a little more water by the teaspoonful to get a spreadable frosting consistency.
  7. Apply the cream cheese frosting and let it set in the refrigerator for a few minutes until the frosting begins to harden. Enjoy!20160503_195420IMG-20160503-WA0017

 

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