Old-fashioned carrot cake combines eggs, sugar, oil and flour with nutmeg, cinnamon, raising agents and carrots. After cooling, the cake is topped with a cream cheese and walnut frosting.Continue Reading
Old-fashioned Carrot Cake
This recipe yields 12 servings. An optional final touch is to pipe each individual slice with a "carrot" made from orange and green icing.
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Ready In: 1 hr 15 min. (plus cooling time)
Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease two 9-inch cake tins.
Transfer the cake mixture to the tins and bake for approximately 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes, then take the cakes out of the tins and leave on a wire rack to cool completely.
While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting by creaming the butter and cheese to a light and fluffy consistency. Add vanilla and beat in the confectioners' sugar gradually. Add milk to reach a spreadable consistency.
Apply the frosting to the top and sides of the cake once completely cooled.