Whether you’re looking for a treat to serve with tea or a dessert for a special event, carrot cake is the perfect choice. It’s rich, moist and filled with warm spices. This recipe features a cream cheese frosting that creates even more tender bites. And it’s easy to make.
The recipe starts with preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then you’ll add a few ingredients to your cake mix. First, you’ll add the flour and baking soda. Mix these ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Once the flour is mixed in, you’ll add the sugar, eggs, oil, baking soda and vanilla. Mix these ingredients together with a wooden spoon or electric mixer. You’ll want to beat these ingredients together for 3 to 4 minutes.
Next, you’ll want to add your shredded carrots. This helps create a smooth texture and helps prevent the cake from being dry. You can also add some chopped walnuts or pecans to the cake. It’s also a good idea to add toasted nuts, if you’d like. They add extra nutty flavor to the cake.
You can also use dried fruit in your cake. The dried fruit helps the cake to stay moist. If you want, you can also add some ground cinnamon. It’s not overpowering but adds a warm flavor. And it pairs well with the carrots in the cake.
Then you’ll add your eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. You can use vegetable oil instead of oil, but you won’t get the same dense texture. You can also substitute some of the oil with applesauce, which helps reduce the amount of fat in the cake. You can also use some raisins instead of coconut.
Once all of your ingredients are mixed together, you’ll want to add them to the pan. You’ll want to make sure that your baking pan is greased. You’ll also want to wrap paper towels around the edges of the pan to help the cake set up flat.
The last step in the recipe is to add the butter. You’ll want to make sure that the butter is room temperature before you add it to the cake. Also, you’ll want to mix the butter and cream cheese together. This is important, because the cream cheese will be used in the frosting. The butter will melt into the cake.
The best part of this recipe is the frosting. It’s one of the quickest desserts to make. You can make it in less than 30 minutes, and it’s perfect for serving with afternoon tea.
This recipe also uses browned butter, which pairs well with the nuts in the cake. You can also replace the nuts with some chopped walnuts, or half a cup of raisins. But most people won’t be able to tell the difference in the taste.
The frosting should be light and not be overly sweet. It should also resemble whipped cream. You can also use milk or cream, depending on how thick you want your frosting to be. When you’re ready to frost the cake, swirl the frosting with a butter knife. It’s also a good idea for you to place the cake in the fridge when you’re ready to frost it.