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Carrot Cake From Scratch

post #1 of 7
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I've had a lot of requests for my carrot cake recipe so here it is.

 

You will need...

 

 

3 3/4 cups flour - all purpose

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp cardamom

3/4 tsp salt

1 pinch of ground cloves

 

1 stick of butter - 1/2 cup

 

3/4 cup orange juice

3/4 cup syrup - maple, pancake or your own - I made mine fresh for this but any will work

1/4 cup oil

4 chicken eggs

 

3 cups shredded carrot

1-2 cups chopped nuts - if you want - I didn't have any pecans handy so I used walnuts...

 

 

 

 

Start by preheating your oven to 350* & shredding your carrots - I used a food processor to save grating them by hand. You want these ready to go so your batter doesn't thicken up while you're preparing them.

 

 

 

 

Chop your nuts if using them - I used my mini food processor but you can do them however you want.

 

 

 

 

Mix all your dry ingredients together.

 

 

 

 

Cut in the butter - if you don't have a pastry blender a fork will work fine it will just take a bit longer...

 

 

 

 

Add the chicken eggs, orange juice, syrup & oil.

 

 

 

 

Mix everything together well.

 

 

 

 

Add the shredded carrot & it mix it in.

 

 

 

 

Add nuts if you're going to use them & mix them in.

 

 

 

 

Pour your mix in your baking pan. I used a 9 x 13 & lined it with parchment paper so it wouldn't stick.

 

Bake it for 45 minutes to an hour depending on how thick you have it in your baking pan - use the toothpick test to tell when it is done. This particular one was done in 50 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Here it is right out of the oven.

 

 

 

 

& here it is cut.

 

 

 

 

Closer view of the goodness.

 

 

 

 

& here is a piece with a cream cheese glaze I made - if you're going to put any type of frosting on it let it cool down for a half hour or so...

 

 

 

 

I like to store mine with a small container of water but it never really lasts long enough to benefit from it...

 

 

And there you go - not that difficult at all  :icon_mrgreen:

post #2 of 7
Very nice SB & thanks for sharing.... Carrot cake is awesome & that looks real tasty ! drool.gif

Justin
post #3 of 7

SB thanks for sharing I need to give this to my wife.I gave her a Zucunni bread recipe 2 years ago so we been eating Zucunni bread every week since.Maybe she will change up now hahahahahah

 

Dan 

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Very nice SB & thanks for sharing.... Carrot cake is awesome & that looks real tasty ! drool.gif

Justin

 

Your welcome Justin  :smile:  It's not hard to eat...

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by dandl93 View Post
 

SB thanks for sharing I need to give this to my wife.I gave her a Zucunni bread recipe 2 years ago so we been eating Zucunni bread every week since.Maybe she will change up now hahahahahah

 

Dan 

 

Your welcome man  :smile:  Ha! Hopefully you can have a bit of variety now  :beercheer: 

post #6 of 7

Thanks for answering the requests!!

 

Awesome!!

 

 

Bear

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

Thanks for answering the requests!!

 

Awesome!!

 

 

Bear

 

You're quite welcome Bear  :beercheer:

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