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Stephanie Abrams' Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Stephanie Abrams
Have something sweet after dinner!
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
10 to 12
cost
$
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ingredients
  • For the Cake:
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Grated (Peeled Carrots)
  • 1/2 cup Rasins
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple and Juice
  • For the Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 8-ounce Packages Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
      
    For the Cake: Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 2
    1 cup All Purpose Flour
    1 teaspoon Baking Soda
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon Cloves
    1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
    Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a medium bowl to blend. 
  • 3
    1 cup Sugar
    1/2 cup Canola Oil
    2 Large Eggs
    Whisk sugar and oil in large bowl until well blended.  Whisk in eggs 1 at a time. 
  • 4
    1 1/2 Grated and Peeled Carrots
    1/2 cup Rasins
    1/2 cup Pineapple and Juice
    Add flour mixture and stir until blended.  Stir in carrots, raisins and pineapple. 
  • 5
      
    Line bottom of a 9 inch pan with waxed paper.  Butter and flour the paper.  Put mixture into pan. 
  • 6
       
    Bake cake 30-40 min.  Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.  Let cool completely before icing. 
  • 7
    2 8-ounce Packages Cream Cheese (softened)
    1 Stick Unsalted Butter
    2 cups Confectioners Sugar
    1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
    For the Maple Cream Cheese Frosting: While the cake cools beat all the frosting ingredients in a stand mixer on medium until fluffy. Chill the frosting for 10-20 minutes until it has set to spread smoothly.
 
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