Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe
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HOMEMADE CARROT CAKE – This easy Carrot cake recipe is rich, moist, delicious and incredibly simple to make!
For cake:
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups raw grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, not drained
For cream cheese frosting:
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
For garnish:
  • Chopped pecans, optional
  • Grated carrots, optional
To make the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease two 9-inch round baking pans, line with parchment paper or waxed paper, set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
  4. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer beat eggs, granulated sugar and unsweetened applesauce until combined
  5. Slowly add flour mixture and mix until combined
  6. Stir in grated carrots, pecans, shredded coconut and pineapple and mix
  7. Pour batter into prepared pans
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean
  9. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove the cakes to wire racks and let cool completely
To make cream cheese frosting:
  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla until mixture is light and smooth
  3. To assemble the cake:
  4. Place one of the cake rounds on a serving platter
  5. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese frosting over the cake
  6. Set another cake layer on top of the filling and spread cream cheese frosting over the entire cake
  7. Press the chopped pecans and grated carrots into the sides of the cake and sprinkle some over the edges
  8. Store covered in the fridge
You can use vegetable oil instead of unsweetened applesauce.
Recipe by Yummiest Food Recipes at https://yummiestfood.com/homemade-carrot-cake-recipe/