The first time I heard of carrot cake, I thought it was going to taste very carroty and boring, but wow! It was not what I expected. The carrots are not overpowering at all, in fact you can barely taste them. Carrot cake has become one of my favorite cakes. Even the hubby who hates cake gobbles this one up when I make it. Very moist, slightly sweet with a hint of spice. It is just amazing and today I am sharing the easiest carrot cake recipe ever.
Carrot cakes can be eaten plain but adding a layer of cream cheese frosting takes them to another level. Some people like to add nuts, raisins, pineapple and all sots of ingredients in theirs but I like mine simple. I strongly believe that keeping things simple always pays off, but if you like to be adventurous I say go for it.
The Carrot Cake Recipe:
This recipe is so easy even a beginner can pull it off. I am not a big baker so you know when I say a cake recipe is easy then it is really easy. The recipe involves mixing eggs, melted coconut oil, sugar, vanilla essence, spices in one bowl and mixing flour, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt in another. Once done all you do is combine the dry and and wet ingredients followed by 3 cups of grated carrots and voila!
Seriously, the most laborious work you will do during this process is grate the carrots. If you have a food processor you can use the shredding feature which will save you so much time. Just be warned the batter will not look so pretty before baking but don’t worry it will turn golden brown and amazing.
When the cake is cooked and cooled completely, layer with homemade cream cheese frosting. The result is a delightfully rich and delicious cake. We like to have it with a cup of coffee or tea for dessert.
How to Store Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting:
Chances are the leftovers will not last long but the best way to store carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is to store it in the fridge. It will last for about 5 to 7 days when refrigerated. Make sure the container is tightly sealed or covered with cling wrap or foil to prevent drying. You can also freeze individual slices wrapped in cling wrap for at least 2 months in freezer.
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