Carrot Cake

 

Recently my sister had a birthday and for her birthday she wanted a carrot cake. This cake is delicious. I love it because you can add as much or as little of anything you want. It pairs so well with the tangy smooth cream cheese frosting. Next time you need a cake, try this one! You’ll be surprised at how good it is.πŸ˜€

 

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(I may have gone back for seconds…….and thirds). πŸ™„

 

Carrot Cake Recipe:

Ingredients

4 eggs (room temperature)

2 cups of flour

2 cups of sugar ( I added 1-1/2 cups because with 2 cups of sugar and cream cheese frosting on the cake, it would have been too sweet for me, but you can add the full amount if you want)

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

4-1/2 to 5 cups finely shredded carrots

3/4 cup of canola or vegetable oil

1/2 cup pecans (optional)

1/2 cup of golden or red raisins (optional)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grease two eight or nine inch pans with cooking spray, or you can line with parchment paper, then grease.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, Β baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon,(if using) and salt. Set this aside.

In another bowl, combine your eggs and oil.

Add egg mixture to flour mixture until JUST combined. Then, add your shredded carrots, and raisins if desired. Mix until combined.

Pour batterΒ into the prepared pans and bake for 35 minutes. Then, take a toothpick or fork and insert it into the cake. Β You’ll know the cakes are done if the toothpick comes out clean. If not, bake for another minute or two, then check the cakes again.Β Do not bake for over 40 minutes.

Remove cakes from the oven and let cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, invert them onto cooking racks and cool completely before frosting with a delicious cream cheese frosting. (That recipe will be in my next blog). If desired, top with chopped, toasted pecans.

Enjoy!! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Melis says:

    That carrot cake looks delicious! πŸ™‚

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you so much!

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  2. Hmmm I love carrot cake too!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you, it’s one of my favorites!!πŸ˜‹

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  3. Hullo! I have come to follow ye blog kitchen! I shall now traverse these parts! Beware! *throws you sprinkles for all your cakes ‘n’ stuff* ;P

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Haha! Thanks for following! Enjoy my blog!πŸ˜€

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      1. Mwahahaha! I intend to! Have you ever tried stolen? #myfavoritebread

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      2. Bernadine says:

        No, but if it’s on your blog I’ll go check it out!

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      3. It is sadly not… I do want to post the recipe some time soon though! My mom is usually the one who makes it because it’s kindasorta complicated. :\ What it is is cardamom and dried fruit bread with orange zest and almond extract glaze. #YUM! I like it homemade best but it’s usually in grocery stores around hanukka. (store bought ones usually have a lot of red and green dye in them. πŸ™‚

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  4. Bernadine says:

    πŸ™‚

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  5. Thanks for this recipe that looks so yummy! Perfect for fall, too!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Of course! I hope you try it!πŸ™‚

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  6. Simonette says:

    It looks great, I’ll try your recipe for my Birthday next month. I love carrot cake πŸ˜€

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    1. Bernadine says:

      That’s awesome to hear! I hope you like it!😊

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      1. Simonette says:

        Hey Bern, did you use any sugar in this?

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      2. Bernadine says:

        I just updated the recipe a few minutes ago. I can’t believe I forgot! Thanks for telling me. I hope you can still make this for your b-day. 😊😊

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  7. Bernadine says:

    Omg, I forgot to list the sugar amount!! Updating RIGHT now. Sorry!

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    1. Simonette says:

      Thanks Bern. My birthday is only at the end of November, but I’ll try the recipe before to make sure I don’t mess it up πŸ™‚

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      1. Bernadine says:

        Great! Glad I cleared up that mistake πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  8. Jamie says:

    Looks yummy!! Wanting to do this with my mom, thanks for the recipe bern! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Your welcome! Glad you like it!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Š

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  9. Simonette says:

    Hey Bern, I made your carrot cake. it was AMAZING. I’ll post it on Monday then you can see what it looked like πŸ˜€ Thanks again for the recipe!!!

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    1. Bernadine says:

      I saw it!! I’m full of joy that you tried and loved it. Have a wonderful birthday πŸŽ‰!!😊😊😊

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      1. Simonette says:

        Thanks Bern, I will πŸ˜€

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  10. Bernadine says:

    Reblogged this on Bern Bakes and commented:

    This was my carrot cake from October when I started my blog. I’m not sure if many of you guys saw it, so here it is.

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