Classic Carrot Cake

Classic Carrot Cake
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Recipe for Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. A reader emailed asking for a recipe for a classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Here's what we came up with. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 3/4 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup pured pineapple
  • 2 1/4 cups flour or cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • Optional Add Ins:
  • 1/2 cup nuts and/or raisins
  • Frosting:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 cups confectioner\'s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Blend in oil then beat in eggs 1 at a time. Stir in pineapple purée and carrots and mix until well Blended. Pour into the two Greased pans and bake for about 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Remove cakes from oven and allow them to set for 3-5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  3. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioner\'s sugar. Frost cake when it is completely cooled.