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Moist & Delicious Carrot Cake

A sweet treat that is also good for you!
Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients

Cake

  • Unsalted butter for the pan
  • 12 ounces grated carrots 6 medium
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts may be omitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 Butter and flour a 9inch round and 3-inch deep cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside. Grate carrots into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, walnuts and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process for 5 seconds. Add this mixture to the carrots and toss until well-coated.
  • In the bowl of the food processor combine the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and yogurt. With the processor still running drizzle in the vegetable oil. Pour this mixture into the carrot mixture and stir until just combined. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 F and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow cake to cool 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the cake out onto a rack and allow cake to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting after cake has cooled completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and butter on medium just until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. With the speed on low, add the powdered sugar in 4 batches and beat until smooth between each addition.
  • Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before using.

Notes

FOOTNOTE:
The total cooking time does not include frosting the cake.
If you wish, you may add flavouring to the cream cheese. I find a few tablespoons of marmalade, or a teaspoon of orange extract, adds a nice taste to the frosting and compliments the cake very well.