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Carrot Cake wt Cream Cheese Frosting

I was inspired by Rita Homemade Carrot cake especially made for David.I have no idea whether Elliot like carrot cake so far ,so in the early morning of Father Day's I asked him,would he care for Carrot Cake.He told me he loved Carrot Cake in which I failed to notice for so many years.He never buy cake ,as for me I only buy cake from Chinese bakery in Chinatown.I'm afraid to eat American cake which has tons of sugar inside out!!...I found this Carrot Cake recipe in one of my Baking Book I bought last year.Of course ,I alter some of the ingredients to suit my taste..


Ingredients: Yield 10 person


2 cup flour (bleached)


1 cup sugar


1 cup vegetable oil


4 eggs


1 pound finely grated carrots(about 4 cups)


1 1/2 tsp baking powder


1 1/2 tsp baking soda


1 tsp ground allspice


1 tsp ground cinnamon



For The Frosting:


4 cups confectioners' sugar(sugar powder)


2x8 oz cream cheese at room temperature(2pack)


4 tbsp butter /margarine at room temperature


2 tsp vanilla extract(prefer white color)


1 tsp salt(optional)to reduce sweetness


1 tsp meringue powder(optional)for stabilize




Method:



1:Preheat oven at 375 F.Butter and powder 2 x9 inch pans or 2 square pans


2:In mixing bowl,combine the sugar,oil,eggs and carrot,beat until incorporated


3:Sift the dry ingredients into another bowl and add little by little into the whisking bowl until all the mixture combine.


4:Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes our clean or 35-40 minutes.


5:Let it cool in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes,then unmold the cakes from the pans onto the wire racks and let it cool completely


6:For the frosting combine everything in the mixing bowl ,beat until smooth.


7:To assemble ,set 1 cake layer on a serving plate and spread with one third frosting.Place the second layer on top.Spread the remaining frosting all over the top and sides of the cake


I cut some bulky top layer away to balance the cakes for easy assembly when spreading the frosting. Note:


I used I cup of sugar instead,to reduce the sweetness coz I'm coating the outer layer with icing.This recipe yield for 2 cake or 10 person.If you think you can't finish the whole cake within a week,use half of this recipe including the frosting.You can top the topping with crush almond,walnut ,cashew nuts or Cinnamon powder.Actually my carrot cake
has too much icing .The reason I want to practice my decorating skill.


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8 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...
June 17, 2008 at 12:27 PM

I really love the color combination!

Rita Ho said...
June 17, 2008 at 2:40 PM

Me, too! Green and yellow are my favorite colors, and these shades are so soothing.

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Lesley. It differs from mine quite a bit. I will definitely try it in a few weeks as I like the lighter look.

Sweet Jasmine said...
June 18, 2008 at 9:21 AM

Very lovely carrot cake and I love the decorations too..so pretty! I love carrot cakes coz they are healthier if we add more walnuts in place of sugar.

tigerfish said...
June 18, 2008 at 10:19 AM

I'm so amazed by the frosting. A grand touch to simple carrot cake :D

Beachlover said...
June 18, 2008 at 9:07 PM

LCOM:
Thank you:))

Rita:
U welcome:))thank you and hope you like it!

sweet jasmine:
yes reduce the frosting .Usually I removed the frosting before I eat.

tigerfish;
Thsank you*blushing*

The Cooking Ninja said...
June 23, 2008 at 2:22 AM

wow so beautifully decorated. I can't even do those, hence the simple chocolate cake I did for my daughter's birthday.

Malaysian Delicacies said...
August 27, 2009 at 2:20 AM

Really look luvly.So beautifully done.

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About the Author:

Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.