How to Make Carrot Cake

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Introduction: How to Make Carrot Cake

About: I am a wife and a mother of two. I love reading, biking, kayaking and playing the recorder.

Today (February 03, 2018) is National Carrot Cake Day and in this instructable, I will show you how to make it.

Step 1: Ingredients

3 c carrots

2 c all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 c sugar

3/4 c vegetable oil

1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 ground ginger

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 c light brown sugar

4 eggs, room temperature

for frosting:

2 c powdered sugar

1/2 - 1 1/2 c chopped pecans (depending on how you decorate your cake)

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 c unsalted butter, softened

8 oz cream cheese, softened

Step 2: Prep the Pans

Coat 2 9 in cake pans with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 3: Carrots Are Grate!

Grate the carrots

Step 4: In a Large Bowl

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt together.

Step 5: In Another Large Bowl

Whisk together the eggs, oil, both sugars, applesauce and vanilla together until mixed thoroughly.

Now, stir in the carrots.

Step 6: Put Everything in 1 Bowl

Mix together, with a spoon, the wet and dry ingredients until just combined, do not overmix.

Step 7: Batter Up!

Divide the batter equally between the two cake pans.

Step 8: Bake!

Bake in an oven that's been preheated to 350° for 30-35 minutes, or until you can poke a fork/toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.

Step 9: Cool Down Part 1

Remove the cakes from the oven and place the cake pans on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.

Step 10: Cool Part 2

Remove the cakes from the pans and place directly on the wire rack to cool completely.

Step 11: Making the Frost

Using the electric mixer, mix the cream cheese until fluffy.

Step 12: Just a Couple of Minutes More Until Frosty Time

Now add the butter and continue to mix for 1 minute.

Step 13: Add the Last Two Ingredients

Now add the vanilla and powdered sugar into the mixture and mix until combined.

Step 14: Oooh Frosty!

Frost the cake, then top with the pecans.

Step 15: Enjoy!

If you make this, let me know what you think!

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