Mrs. Fields Carrot Cake (#2046)

Serves
Ready
16
1
Hours
Prep
Cook
20
Minutes
40
Minutes
Categories
Cakes Desserts Nuts
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Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar light, packed
  • 1 cup Sugar white
  • 1 1/2 cups Butter softened
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract pure, extract
  • 3 cups Carrots grated
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple crushed, drained
  • 1 cup Seedless Raisins
  • 1 cup Walnuts chopped

Icing

  • 16 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Butter salted
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice fresh
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° f (180° c).
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  3. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugars.
  4. Add butter, one egg and vanilla; blend with electric mixer on low speed.
  5. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes.
  6. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  7. And remaining eggs, one at a time, beating 30 seconds after each addition.
  8. Add carrots, pineapple, raisins and walnuts.
  9. Blend on low until thoroughly combined.
  10. Pour batter into prepared pans and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula.
  11. Bake in center of oven for 60 to 70 minutes. Toothpick inserted into center should come out clean.
  12. Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  13. Then invert cakes on rack and cool to room temperature.
  14. To prepare icing:
  15. On a medium bowl with electic mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth add lemon juice and vanilla; beat until combined.
  16. Add sugar gradually, mixing on low until smooth.
  17. To frost the carrot cake:
  18. Place one layer on a cake platter, and with a metal spatula spread icing over the top to form a thin filling.
  19. Place second layer over the first, rounded side up.
  20. Coat the top and sides of the cake evenly with remaining icing.
  21. Refrigerate 1 hour to set icing.
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