Carrot Cake From Scratch

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by smoking b, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. I've had a lot of requests for my carrot cake recipe so here it is.

    You will need...

    3 3/4 cups flour - all purpose

    3/4 cup brown sugar

    1 Tbsp baking powder

    1 tsp baking soda

    1 tsp cinnamon

    1 tsp ginger

    1 tsp cardamom

    3/4 tsp salt

    1 pinch of ground cloves

    1 stick of butter - 1/2 cup

    3/4 cup orange juice

    3/4 cup syrup - maple, pancake or your own - I made mine fresh for this but any will work

    1/4 cup oil

    4 chicken eggs

    3 cups shredded carrot

    1-2 cups chopped nuts - if you want - I didn't have any pecans handy so I used walnuts...


    Start by preheating your oven to 350* & shredding your carrots - I used a food processor to save grating them by hand. You want these ready to go so your batter doesn't thicken up while you're preparing them.


    Chop your nuts if using them - I used my mini food processor but you can do them however you want.


    Mix all your dry ingredients together.


    Cut in the butter - if you don't have a pastry blender a fork will work fine it will just take a bit longer...


    Add the chicken eggs, orange juice, syrup & oil.


    Mix everything together well.


    Add the shredded carrot & it mix it in.


    Add nuts if you're going to use them & mix them in.


    Pour your mix in your baking pan. I used a 9 x 13 & lined it with parchment paper so it wouldn't stick.

    Bake it for 45 minutes to an hour depending on how thick you have it in your baking pan - use the toothpick test to tell when it is done. This particular one was done in 50 minutes.


    Here it is right out of the oven.


    & here it is cut.


    Closer view of the goodness.


    & here is a piece with a cream cheese glaze I made - if you're going to put any type of frosting on it let it cool down for a half hour or so...


    I like to store mine with a small container of water but it never really lasts long enough to benefit from it...

    And there you go - not that difficult at all  [​IMG]
     
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  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice SB & thanks for sharing.... Carrot cake is awesome & that looks real tasty ! :drool

    Justin
     
  3. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    SB thanks for sharing I need to give this to my wife.I gave her a Zucunni bread recipe 2 years ago so we been eating Zucunni bread every week since.Maybe she will change up now hahahahahah

    Dan 
     
  4. Your welcome Justin  [​IMG]   It's not hard to eat...
     
  5. Your welcome man  [​IMG]   Ha! Hopefully you can have a bit of variety now  [​IMG]  
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for answering the requests!!

    Awesome!!

    Bear
     
  7. You're quite welcome Bear  [​IMG]
     

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