Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It was our friend’s birthday and we managed to glean the fact that she loved carrot cake (especially with cream cheese frosting), so we gathered around in the middle of a blizzard to make this for her on the last day of spring break (amidst games of Big 2 and shoveling lots of food at me; my taste buds were very happy).

For the record, grating baby carrots by hand with a tiny grater sucks. ;_; The food kept me going though, haha. The recipe was adapted from allrecipes.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

-2 eggs
-1/2 cup + 2 tbsp vegetable oil
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup white sugar
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 tsp ground cinnamon
-1 1/2 cups carrots, grated
-1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
(Cream Cheese Frosting)
-4 oz. cream cheese, softened
-2 cups confectioners’ sugar
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar + vanilla extract. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt + cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in walnuts. Pour into pan.
3) Bake in oven for 40-50 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test. Let cool.
4) (Frosting) In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar + vanilla extract. Beat until mixture is smooth + creamy. Stir in chopped walnuts and frost the cooled cake.

This is about 1/3 of the food my friends fed me while we were making this. :O They are awesome.

This was part of our dinner. :O

Pasta with eggplant!

More 芥兰!

Birthday girl!


About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

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