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Carrot Cake April 4, 2012

I wanted to go ahead and pass along a Carrot Cake recipe I found before Sunday! I found this recipe on Life as a Lofthouse (food blog). She has the most wonderful recipes! We recently made her Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice recipe…and I could not stop eating it. I think I finished Paige’s plate too! it is!

Carrot Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 large carrots (peeled and grated, about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9 inch round pans.
  2. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl with a hand mixer, mix together sugar, oil and eggs on low-speed until combined. Mix in dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in the carrots and coconut. Divide the batter evenly in the greased baking pans, and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool cakes on wire racks for about ten minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife, then place another rack on top of the cake. Turn upside down, and tap the pan to loosen it. The cakes should cool completely before icing.

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  •  4 cups  confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  2. Add powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy.

I showed a picture yesterday of a Bunny Cake. You could use this carrot recipe for it! Once your two round cakes have one in the center as a face. Cut two half moons inwardly into the second cake, making a bow-tie and two ears for a bunny. Ice the whole thing, and decorate! You could also make cupcakes. Enjoy!


14 Responses to “Carrot Cake”

  1. Dr Ken Romeo Says:

    I’ll bet it tastes great. The ingredients make my mouth water. Where’s the milk????

  2. trialsinfood Says:

    That looks yummy. I never used to like carrot cake until I made my own and now I’m a convert.

  3. Anna Mc Says:

    oohh i forgot about carrot cake – this looks so yummy!

  4. Looks yummy – I’m pinning this. . .

  5. maryfollowsthelamb Says:

    One of my sisters loves carrot cake. I will have to make this for her. Thank you for sharing.

  6. merelymothers Says:

    This looks delicious! We’re hosting an Easter party, and I was looking for another dessert to throw into the mix. This will be perfect! Thanks 🙂

    – Evanthia

  7. Deni Lyn Says:

    I made this cake for Easter. I’m am not the best of bakers but it turned out flawlessly. THANK YOU! It’s soooooooo frapping awesome that I’m planning to make it for our kid’s first birthday, the 4th of July and probably just because it’s Thursday! Thank you so much for sharing! LOOOOOOVE it!!!

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