Carrot Cake Recipe- Step by Step Guide

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Carrot Cake Recipe- Step by Step Guide:-One of the most well-known desserts, carrot cake is cherished for its velvety consistency, opulent flavor, and a touch of spice. The use of carrots, which not only contribute to the dish’s sweetness but also to its nutritional value, is one of the factors that contributes to its overall appeal.

Carrot Cake Recipe- Step by Step Guide

Within the confines of this recipe, we will walk you through the process of making a handmade carrot cake from scratch, as well as provide a comprehensive breakdown of the nutritional worth of the cake.

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Ingredients

For the carrot cake:

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots (about 3-4 medium carrots)
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

 

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Instructions:

Prepare the carrot cake

  • Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Either grease and flour two round cake pans measuring 9 inches in diameter, or line them with parchment paper to make removal easier.
  • The flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt should be mixed together in a medium-sized mixing dish using a whisk until they are mixed together thoroughly.
  • The vegetable oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract should be mixed together in a separate large mixing basin using a whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in a slow and steady manner until they are almost completely incorporated. Take care not to overmix the items.
  • To ensure that the grated carrots, crushed pineapple, chopped nuts (if using), and shredded coconut (if using) are distributed evenly throughout the batter, thoroughly incorporate them by folding them in.
  • Distribute the batter in an even manner among the cake pans that have been prepped, and use a spatula to smooth down the tops.
  • When a toothpick is placed into the center of the cakes, it should come out clean. Bake the cakes in an oven that has been prepared for twenty-five to thirty minutes.
  • After removing the cakes from the oven, wait ten minutes for them to cool down in the pans before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling down fully.

 

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Make the cream cheese frosting

  • Beat the cream cheese that has been softened and the butter that has not been salted together in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • While continuing to whisk the mixture, gradually add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a bit of salt. Continue to beat until the frosting is frothy and light. If additional powdered sugar is required, adjust the consistency to suit your needs.

 

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Assemble the carrot cake

  • When the cakes have reached the desired level of coolness, arrange one layer of the cakes on a cake stand or serving plate.
  • A layer of cream cheese frosting should be spread out in a uniform layer over the top of the initial layer of cake mixture.
  • The second cake layer should be placed on top of the first layer with great care, and the remaining cream cheese frosting should be used to frost the top and edges of the cake.
  • You can choose to decorate the cake with additional chopped nuts or shredded carrots, but this step is completely optional.

 

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Serve and enjoy

  • It is possible to slice the carrot cake and serve it right once, or you can store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.
  • This delicious and nutritious carrot cake is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re looking for a nice dessert or a special treat option.

 

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Nutritional Information:

Note: The nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on specific ingredients and serving sizes.

  • Calories: Approximately 400 per serving (based on 1/12 of the cake)
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 38g
  • Protein: 4g

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