Carrot Cake Recipe


Ingredients>>

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus some for pans

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 tsp pumpkin spice

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

3 cups grated carrots

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, optional

FROSTING

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature

1 stick salted butter, room temperature

1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Directions>>>

Grease (butter) and flour 3 (9-inch) round pans; Line bottom of the pans with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, Mix your flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice,and salt. Add eggs and vegetable oil. Using a hand mixer, blend until combined. Add carrots and pecans.

Pour into pans. Bake for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove from pans, placing on the waxed paper and allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

Add cream cheese,powdered sugar,vanilla, except nuts, into a medium bowl and beat until fluffy using a hand mixer. Stir in the nuts. Spread frosting on top of each cake layer. Stack the cakes on a serving plate and serve.

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