Homemade Carrot Cake & Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting!!!

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A pleasingly moist cake, this treat is the one I requested that my mom make each year for my birthday. It’s dotted with sweet carrots and a hint of cinnamon. The fluffy buttery frosting is scrumptious with chopped walnuts stirred in. One piece of this cake is never enough…

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Ingredients  [ For 12 to 14 people ]    [   Preparation time : 25 minute  –  Cooking time : 40 minutes  ]

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 (8 ounces) can be crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) can flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • buttermilk glaze
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
  • 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • deluxe cream cheese frosting
  • 1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 (3 ounces) package cream cheese (room temp)
  • 3⁄4 cup butter (room temp)
  • 1 (16 ounces) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation Method

For Cake

  1. Grease three 8 or 9-inch round cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In your mixing bowl, beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  4. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended.
  5. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  7. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Buttermilk Glaze

  1. Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a medium to large saucepan.
  2. Boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly until glaze is golden.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and cool slightly.
  4. Drizzle warm buttermilk glaze evenly over warm cake layers; cool in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from pans, inverting layers. Peel parchment; invert again, glaze side up.
  6. Cool completely on wire racks.

Deluxe Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Frost with Deluxe Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top of sides of cake.
  5. Chill cake several hours before slicing.
  6. Store in the refrigerator

 

Enjoy it!!

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