Today I’m thrilled to share with you a Cake recipe from my dear friends at Taste of The South Magazine. I’ve had the joy of working with them as contributing editor for the past few years and my relationship with them has always been a pleasure. As my grandmother would say “Theys just good people.”
The recipe I am sharing today is from the special Southern Cakes magazine issue This is a decadent Carrot Cake, made from scratch, just in time for easter! Enjoy (and save me a slice)!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 +1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 3 ⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 +1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 cups finely grated carrot about 5 large carrots
- 2 8-ounce cans crushed pineapple, drained
- 4 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
Yield: approximately 6 cups enough to ice a large cake
- 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 7 +1⁄2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with nonstick baking spray with flour. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper; spray with nonstick baking spray with flour. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. Add carrot, pineapple, eggs, canola oil, and vanilla; stir together until well combined. Divide batter evenly among prepared pans.
- Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 25 minutes. Let cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
- Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To make icing:
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth.
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