Carrot Cake
 
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Delicious and easy to make carrot cake made with 4 cups of grated carrots.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
For the Carrot Cake:
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped walnuts
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 16 ounces (2 bars) non-fat cream cheese
  • 8 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
Directions
For the Carrot Cake:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Spray three or four 8-inch round baking pans with non-stick spray. A 9x13” baking pan would also work.
  2. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon together.
  3. Combine oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Beat well on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Reduce speed and gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Increase to medium speed and mix well for about 1 – 2 minutes.
  6. Add carrots and walnuts and mix just until well combined.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake between 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out cleanly.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the vanilla and beat until well combined.
  3. Decrease speed and gradually add the powdered sugar.
  4. Once all the powdered sugar is added, beat the frosting until smooth.
Notes
Toothpick inserted in the center should come out cleanly. If toothpick comes out wet, adjust bake time as necessary and add a few more minutes.
Recipe by SugaryWinzy at http://sugarywinzy.com/carrot-cake/