Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!  I didn't make anything Easter themed this year except for an amazing carrot cake.  Max and I went to a local Chinese food restaurant for my birthday celebration/Easter dinner.  It was really yummy and it was nice to have a quiet dinner with just me and Max.
So, back to this carrot cake.  This is from the Pioneer Woman, yet again, because her recipes are awesome.  It has a cream cheese frosting, which is supposed to have pecans in it but I usually leave nuts out of all my recipes because of my allergies and those of my family.  The frosting can be made in like 3 minutes.  The cake is moist and fluffy and so pretty with the carrot pieces.  I made this in a 9x13 Pyrex pan, but you can make it in pretty much any pan you want, just be sure to adjust your baking time. 

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
from: Pioneer Woman
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 cups Grated Carrots
  • For Icing
  • 1 stick Regular Butter, Softened
  • 1 package (8 Oz) Cream Cheese (I used fat free because its all they had left at the store the day before Easter!!)
  • 1 pound Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 cup Pecans, Chopped Finely
Preparation Instructions
  1. Mix together the sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. 
  2. In another bowl sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add to first mixture and combine. Then add carrots and mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased and floured (Baker’s Joyed) pan (bundt, sheet cake, 9 x 13 pyrex) and bake until done, 25 to 50 minutes, depending on the pan you use at 350.
  4. Cool completely.
  1. In larger bowl, cream butter and cream cheese. 
  2. Add sugar and vanilla and blend, then mix in the nuts. 
  3. Spread on cooled carrot cake.
*Again, leave the nuts out if you want, I didn't miss them!!
**You may want to cut the frosting recipe in half.  I liked it, but Max thought it was WAY too much, so go with your preference.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, my dad made this last weekend. It was delicious! Matt's not into carrot cake much, but he cleaned out the frosting bowl :) Joseph even ate a piece (after he licked the frosting). Vegetables in the boy!! Keep sharing, we're enjoying :)