Sunday, May 13, 2012

Carrot Cake

I really like desserts that are dense and packed with substances such as carrots, raisins, or applesauce.  This cake is scrumptious in my book.  I am a huge fan of vegetables and tend to eat them off of my plate before anything else.  It is an added bonus for me when veggies can be found in my dessert!

There is nothing fluffy and light about this cake!

Carrot Cake

3 cups grated carrots
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice
3/4 cups chopped pecans

Combine carrots, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in eggs, applesauce, vanilla, pineapple, and nuts.  Pour into a greased 9X13 pan.  Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Cool and frost.

Cream cheese icing

8 ounces softened cream cheese
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla

Beat together.

I took some of this cake to a neighbor of mine and in return, he gave me some radishes from his gorgeous garden!  Perfect trade.

P.S. I add 3/4 cup raisins to mine.


  1. mouth is watering. Looks yummy. We're gonna try this recipe.