Monday, 10 February 2014

In celebration of Carrot Cake Day ......

To: everyone
       In celebration of Carrot Cake Day ......

Carrot Walnut Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 4 cups grated carrots

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk

How to:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch round cake pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1 cup butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the eggs and the orange juice. Add the sifted dry ingredient, mix well. Finally, fold in the walnuts, raisins and carrots. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack.

To make the frosting, in a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, add vanilla and confectioners sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.

Happy Carrot Cake Day!!

by: JustAmy 
3 February