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Had some leftover homemade cranberry sauce, prunes and a box of carrot cake mix and decided to get creative! It turned out delicious! You can also make cranberry upside down cake, or mix the cream cheese and cranberry together and put into muffins.
A fall favorite!
With the coming of spring brings an old, yet great, recipe for those family get-togethers that is scrump-delicious. Simple and easy to make, I'm betting it won't last long when everyone bites into your freshly homemade dessert.
Blend oil and sugar, then add eggs, one at a time. Sift all other dry ingredients together in another bowl. Add dry ingredients to sugar/oil/egg mixture.
I love carrot cake and I have sampled it all over the world. This recipe makes one of the moistest cakes I have ever had, but what makes it really special is the icing. Instead of regular cream cheese icing we like to make it with a cream cheese sauce. When serving the cake just pour or dollop on the cream cheese sauce, as little or as much as you want.
A fall favorite!
This makes a very large cake - can be halved or cooked in 2 - 9x13 inch pans.
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I'm looking for a REALLY yummy carrot cake recipe. One that is very moist. The recipe I tried was really dry and I've eaten some before that was really moist. Does anybody have a recipe like this?
2 cups White sugar
1 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Melted butter
2 1/2 cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
3 cups (1lb.) Grated Carrots
Mix the oil, butter and sugar together on low speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time and mix for 3 more minutes. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to egg, oil and sugar mixture. Add the grated carrots and mix for 1 more minute.
Spread mixture into three greased and floured 8" pans. Bake at 325º convection for 20-25 minutes.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz Cream cheese
6 oz. Butter
1 lb. Powdered sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
Cream the Cream cheese and butter together for 5 minutes. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix well.
I made carrot cupcakes for a end of school party and I followed this recipe except that I used spice cake instead of a yellow cake mix and I substituted applesauce for the oil. It was very moist and rich. I think adding the real carrots and using applesauce is the key.
This is a copy-cat recipe of Sara Lee's Carrot Cake. I have a few different carrot cake recipes but I have to say this was really good. I made the icing without the orange peel because I don't care for that.
Sara Lee's Carrot Square Cake Recipe
1 teaspoon Vanilla
6 ounces Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1-1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 cup Sugar
1-1/4 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Carrots -- grate fine
1 cup Walnuts -- well-chopped
1/2 cup Light raisins
CREAM CHEESE ICING
6 ounces Cream cheese - softened
1/4 pound Butter
1 pound Powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons Orange extract
1 teaspoon Spice Island orange peel
1 tablespoon Light corn syrup or pancake syrup
1 tablespoon Cornstarch or flour
Combine first 8 ingredients with electric mixer on medium-high. Beat 3 minutes scraping down sides of bowl often. Remove beaters. Stir in last 3 ingredients. Grease and flour 9" square pan. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 325 about 50 minutes. Cool in pan about 30 minutes.
Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with additional walnuts .
ICING: Cream the cream cheese with the butter until light and fluffy, using med-high speed of electric mixer. Add half of the sugar, increasing speed to high. Add extract and peel and beat about 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl often. Resume beating adding remaining powdered sugar. Beat smooth. Frost sides and top of cake.
Help! Does anyone out there have a really great recipe for Carrot Cake? I would love to have it, if you'd be willing to share it.
Bert from Oregon
1 cup cooking oil
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat together and add the following:
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup flaked cocunut (sweetened or unsweetened, whatever you have)
1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple. (1/2 cup)
Pour into well greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 F for 50 to 60 minutes.
1 3 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup melted margarine/butter
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups icing sugar
Enjoy!! I do not like nuts in my carrot cake but they could be put in this recipe if you wished.
New Zealand Microwave Carrot Cake
1+1/2 cups plain flour
1+1/2 tspns. baking powder
1+1/2 tspns. baking soda
3/4 tspn salt
2 tspns cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup soft brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mix the above ingredients together then add.....
1 cup cooking oil
1 cup grated carrot
225gm. tin crushed pineapple
1/2 cup sultanas
Pour mixture into a MICROWAVE ring cake tin and cook on ELEVATED stand on HIGH power (my microwave is 900watts) for 13 - 15 minutes.
Stand the cake in its tin for 10 minutes BEFORE removing.
Ice with a cream cheese icing (I think you people know icing as frosting?) of your choice.
Makes a really nice, moist carrot cake in under 1/2 an hour.
Hope you are able to convert my metric measurements into US measurements.
This recipe was my boyfriend's Grandmothers recipe and it's really good!
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 c. buttermilk
3 c. flour
3 c. shredded carrots
1 1/2 c. cooking oil
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. frozen orange juice
1 c. sugar
Cream sugar, eggs, and oil. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Sift flour and cinnamon and add to creamed mixture. Add buttermilk, carrots, and lemon extract. Bake in a 9x13 greased pan in 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Pour icing over cake while warm. Let set for 2 hours before cutting.
hi, i made a tastey carrot cake but some of the shredded carrots turned green! it looks like zuchinni. how does this happen? and it tastes fine if you don;t think about it.
I am looking for a recipe for carrot cake for approximately 20 people. I would like one using eggs, oil, flour, cinnamon, and carrots.
By ruby from Aberdeen, NC
Even if you don't have fresh carrots you can still make a delicious carrot cake. This is a page about making a carrot cake recipe with canned carrots.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan. Dust with flour; tap out excess. Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
Cream oil and sugar. Add eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Add carrots and nuts.