Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • THE CAKE:
  • 3 c grated carrots - box grater, on the large, round hole side (about 12 med. carrots)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c dark brown sugar, packed (like it less sweet? Use 1- 1/2 c)
  • 1 c pineapple, crushed, well drained
  • 3/4 c canola oil
  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 3/4 c chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c all-purpose flour (message me for a perfect gluten-free flour blend)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 Tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • THE FROSTING:
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 3-1/2 c confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 c sweet butter, softened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts
  • NOTE: Since I am usually knee-deep in our excellent pure Michigan maple syrup, I am adding 1/4 c. to my frosting this time, and omitting the vanilla

Description

What A Way To Eat Your Vegetables! I Work Hard, Try To Eat A Well-balanced Diet, Get Plenty Of Exercise And Watch My Weight. I Also Absolutely Love A Great Carrot Cake, So What Are…

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