What is your favorite Carrot Cake recipe? Here is my favorite recipe from Eating Made Easy. The recipe is so easy to make and it is a healthier version of carrot cake.
3 Large Eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 ½ cups Sugar
½ cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
½ cup Plain lowfat yogurt, room temperature
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
½ cup All Purpose Flour
1 ½ cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
½ teaspoon Ground ginger
3 cups Carrots, grated
1 cup Golden Raisins
½ cup Walnuts, chopped
¾ cup Lowfat Buttermilk
½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 cups Powdered Sugar
¼ cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
8 ounces Light cream cheese
1 tablespoon Orange zest
1. Blend wet ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350. In a stand mixer, or large bowl using a hand mixer, blend together 1 stick butter, yogurt, and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix until each is blended before adding the next.
2. Blend dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients with a fork or whisk.
3. Combine all ingredients.
Turn the mixer onto low speed. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, then 1/2 the buttermilk. Repeat until dry ingredients and buttermilk are gone. Toss the raisins and walnuts with 1 Tbsp flour in a small bowl, then add those along with the carrots to the batter.
4. Bake cake.
Pour batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake cake until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting (about 2 hours).
5. Make frosting.
After cleaning the mixing bowl, return it to the stand and blend together the butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla and orange zest. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time (turn off mixer when adding) until frosting consistency is reached. Blend on high for 30 seconds to whip air into the frosting. Frost the cake and serve.
I hope you enjoy it! Do you have any other delicious cake recipes?