Carrot cake is an awesome and delicious treat (and since it has veggies in it you don't have to feel guilty about having a second slice). This version swaps the main flavor components and shrinks the whole thing down and the result is every bit as tasty as the original.

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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

Cream Cheese Cake
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • (optional) 1/4 teaspoon cream cheese flavoring
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer (or wooden spoon and strong arms)
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Muffin tins
  • Cupcake papers/liners

Carrot Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  •  a few drops vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup carrots, grated fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch fresh ground nutmeg
  • pinch fresh ground ginger
  • (optional) a couple of drops of orange food coloring (you can also combine red and yellow)
  • (optional) garnish of shredded carrots or chopped walnuts
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Mixer or whisk
  • (optional) Pastry bag - you can also spread the frosting on with a knife if you prefer
I love carrot cake!
Me too! I hope you'll give these a shot - they're every bit as awesome.
I brought a yummy carrot cake from the shop last week. <br> <br>As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I need to try it.. and yes they were delicious!!
Yay! So glad to hear that!
This sounds tasty, I'll have to try it. Is the cake a lighter, fluffier texture than traditional carrot cake?
It's actually almost the same texture-wise as a &quot;standard&quot; carrot cake. I took my favorite carrot cake recipe and substituted the carrots for cream cheese and adjusted the other ingredients a bit.<br><br>Please let me know how it goes - hope you love it!
Blasphemy! Taking away the delectable cream cheese frosting from the delicious carrot cake cake? You're living in upside-down world for sure and while I haven't tried these yet, as a die-hard lover of all things carrot cake, I just think you're playing with fire.
I'm a carrot cake lover as well, and have to say that I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised by how much these taste like the original. Also, the butter cream really isn't that far off texture-wise from cream cheese frosting (my favorite).<br><br>Please give them a shot - I'm sure you'll love them!
I'll have to try it. <br> <br>Since I have a Pro Membership you can just give me the money.

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