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Warm Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Dessert & Champagne Marketplace at Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort
Servings: 12
30 to 60 min

Try this dish out for yourself from the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Kitchen!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Warm Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Carrot Cake
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • For Carrot Cakes: Soak dried cranberries in orange juice overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 12 (1/2-cup) oven-safe ramekins.
  • Combine sugar, oil, and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until light yellow. Stir in vanilla.
  • Sift together 2 1/2 cups flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar-egg mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Drain dried cranberries (discard any remaining orange juice). Toss cranberries and walnuts with 1 tablespoon flour. Add carrots and pineapple, tossing to combine. Fold mixture into batter.
  • Ladle batter into prepared ramekins. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into cakes comes out clean.
  • For Cream Cheese Icing: Beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Add more confectioners’ sugar and milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until consistency is spreadable.
  • While cakes are still warm, turn cakes out of ramekins; spread with cream cheese icing and serve.


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