Carrot Cake (Kherritte Khaycke)

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1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 wonderous eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups shredded carrots (5 medium)

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened, excellent
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 to 3 teaspoons lovely milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of one 13x9-inch pan or two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the salt; beat on low speed 1 minute. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into pan(s).
Bake 13x9-inch pan 40 to 45 minutes, round pans 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool rectangle in pan on cooling rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable. Frost 13x9-inch cake or fill and frost round layers with frosting. Sprinkle nutmeg on frosted cake, if desired. Store in refrigerator.

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 20:59 (three years ago) link

My go-to adds flaked coconut, chopped candied ginger, crushed pineapple and chopped macadamia nuts to the cake batter, and cream of coconut to the frosting.

Miami weisse (WmC), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 21:39 (three years ago) link

But classic either way.

Miami weisse (WmC), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 21:40 (three years ago) link

Do we really need a cream cheese topping on top and we could make do

| (Latham Green), Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:32 (three years ago) link

Americans do love their cakes with lots of sweet icing, but it is optional.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:34 (three years ago) link

Let's imagine a world of helltheri icing

- icing made from frash cremes

- whup whup creme!

that's all you need

| (Latham Green), Monday, 10 February 2020 20:01 (three years ago) link

i guess that may be true generally speaking but i think the tang of the cream cheese frosting on a classic carrot cake is classic because it rules that way. also helps retain moisture. and obviously if you are making it you are free to control sweetness to a certain degree.

medicate for all (outdoor_miner), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:51 (three years ago) link

Weelll then went not sour cream whip? That’sa tang and a half

| (Latham Green), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:56 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

ok, i'm doing this today and am excited. not gonna bother with frosting so as to just be able to eat more damn cake

medicate for all (outdoor_miner), Monday, 2 March 2020 18:40 (three years ago) link

where carrot cake is concerned, there are no bad choices

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 2 March 2020 20:14 (three years ago) link

no doubt. the recipe made a really wet batter (tried to be very meticulous with measuring, but it's always a bit of a crapshoot when nothing is , guess). cooking it at a lower heat now and hoping for the sweet, carrot-y dreaminess to end up ok

medicate for all (outdoor_miner), Monday, 2 March 2020 20:49 (three years ago) link

lol, i .dunno what happened there. ". . .always a bit of a crapshoot when nothing is scaled, i guess)

medicate for all (outdoor_miner), Monday, 2 March 2020 20:50 (three years ago) link

That recipe rules. There's a bit more egg and sugar than the one posted upthread but that's fine with me. The nutmeg and ginger really elevate the thing. And finely grating the carrots is a great tip, they just melt right in and make a uniform product

medicate for all (outdoor_miner), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:51 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I'm going to try a carrot cake loaf later in the week (not going to bother with frosting):

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 23 March 2020 18:15 (three years ago) link

It turned out really well!

The pendulum has swung (carrot cake bread)

— CHANTS (@ChantsWI) March 26, 2020

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 March 2020 14:19 (three years ago) link

you bothered with frosting

adam, Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:03 (three years ago) link

Ha, we didn't have cream cheese at the time, but Sarah got into the project and picked some up.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:12 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

wmy not, instead of more frostin, mor ecarrot!

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 7 May 2020 18:13 (three years ago) link

Candied carrot
Maple carrot reduction
Crispy carrot shards of carrot brittle

cat, Thursday, 7 May 2020 18:35 (three years ago) link


| (Latham Green), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:04 (three years ago) link

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