Carrot Cake

Hey pixels!! Another Easter recipe is here!! Carrot cake! I love carrot cakes, because they’re still a cake, sweet and yummy, but filled with carrots, so I feel I can eat a giant piece…. You know, vegetables are healthy. πŸ™‚

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My mixer is not working properly lately, so my frosting is a bit liquid, not that consistent. But the recipe is ok, my happy pixels. If you follow it, your frosting will be perfect.

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I’ve enjoyed this cake so much. My relatives, too. It’s great. I’ve been riding my bike this morning, picking up some flowers and having a coffee. It’s nice that you can sit outside the cafΓ©, on a fresh place, reading and writing. And listening to birds. There are always birds and pidgeons near this place: it’s next to a small park, with trees. Amazing. Perks of living in a smalll town, I guess….

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Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 285g brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 330gr carrots, peeled and grated
  • 200g flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • optional: 90g pecans

Frosting:

  • 150g butter, at room temperature
  • 300g powdered sugar
  • 150g cream cheese

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Directions:

Preheat oven at 180ΒΊC. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
Mix oil and sugar until incorporated. Add eggs, one each time, beating until incorporated. Add grated carrots and mix. Pour flour mixture and keep stirring, but don’t overmix. If using pecans, it’s time to add them, too.
Pour mixture in two greased 20cm round molds. More or less half of your mixture into each mold. Bake for 30-35′; check at minute 30, please.
Allow to cool completely before unmolding. Store cakes in your fridge overnight, or at least, for a few hours.
Frosting: beat butter and sugar for about 4-5′, until incorporated. Add cold cream cheese and beat again.
Cover one cake with frosting, add the second cake layer and cover it with more frosting. It’s better if you have your cake in the fridge.
Are you making a carrot cake for Easter, my happy pixels? Do you like this kind of cake? Please, let me know in the comments below.
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