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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Yule Recipes -- Desserts

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I figured I would post my carrot cake recipe. It may take a little bit of work but it does make a truly fantastic carrot cake. I promise.

Ingredients
  • 6 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 cups flour - all purpose is fine
  • 1 2/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl mix the grated carrots and brown sugar and set aside for 30 minutes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 10 inch cake pans
  3. Beat eggs until light. Gradually beat in white sugar, oil and vanilla. 
  4. Stir in the pineapple
  5. Combine dry ingredients and then mix them into wet mixture until absorbed
  6. Stir in carrots and pour into pans
  7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until toothpick tests clean
  8. Let cool and then frost
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar - minimum
  1. Mix first three ingredients until well blended
  2. Then slowly mix in powdered sugar. You can add more sugar to your personal taste and consistency


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