Carrot Cake with Maple Frosting

 

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Carrot cake lovers unite! You need to try this scrumptious recipe from world-renowned chef and Sunday Provisions creator Gavan Murphy, STAT.

Ingredients for Recipe:

  • 1 lb carrots – peeled

  • 1½ cups all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1¼ cups coconut oil

  • 1 cup raw pecans – chopped

  • ½ cup raisins

Ingredients for Frosting:

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar

  • ¼ cup Pecan Spice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line two round cake pans with wax or parchment paper and grease.

  • Grate carrots and set aside.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a bowl. Set aside.

  • In another large bowl, whisk eggs until blended. Add in the vanilla, sugars and oil. Beat to incorporate.

  • In three batches, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients folding in well after each addition.

  • Next, add in the carrots, pecans and raisins. Fold in gently.

  • Pour half the batter into one of the prepared cake pans and the rest of the batter into the other. Bake both for 45 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean when pierced into the center of the cake.

  • Let cool before assembling.

For Frosting:

Cream the butter, sugar and Pecan Spice until combined.

To Assemble:

Once the cakes are cooled, smear one cake with Pecan Spice followed by a layer of frosting. Lay the other layer of cake on top and spread frosting all over the top of the cake. Tuck in and enjoy!

Settle down with a freshly made slice of homemade carrot cake with maple frosting on top. It’s just waiting for you to enjoy!

Settle down with a freshly made slice of homemade carrot cake with maple frosting on top. It’s just waiting for you to enjoy!

Since you’re here, grab a jar of Pecan Spice real quick and enjoy this recipe by the end of the week!

 
Eliza Hunt