Carrot cake is sweet and moist. It is perfect for any occasion or a simple dessert after a generous lunch or dinner. What’s even great is it can be done easily right at your own home. It is even easier if you have a food processor in grating all your carrots or when buying the pre-grated ones. Otherwise it can take you a lot of time and effort.
For this recipe, you will need equipments such as hand mixers, cake pans, mixing bowls, wire racks, toothpicks and mixing bowls. For the ingredients, you need to prepare shredded carrots about two cups, a cup of cooking oil, two cups of sugar, 2 cups of all purpose flour, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of cinnamon.
The first step in making carrot cake is to preheat oven first to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then grease and flour lightly two cake pans and set aside. Next, combine the dry ingredients such as the sugar, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon in the large mixing bowl. Then add the grated carrots, eggs and the oil. Beat the mixture with a hand mixer until it is perfectly combined. Then pour the batter in the prepared cake pans. Then place it to the oven to bake for about 30 to 35 minutes.
You will be able to know if the cake is done when inserting the toothpick in the middle of the cake and the toothpick comes out clean. Then allow the cake to cool for ten minutes then remove it from the cake pans and transfer it to the wire track to thoroughly cool. Then frost the cake with a cream cheese frosting that you can easily make. Cover the cake first and then store it in the ref.
If you want to jazz your carrot cake up or add a variety of color and elevate its texture, you can incorporate a small can of crushed and drained pineapple along with a small amount of shredded coconut as you add the shredded or grated carrots into the batter.