The Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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The Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is finally here. Once you try this recipe, you will stop looking for other carrot cake recipes. Everything a carrot cake is supposed to be is right here in this recipe. The texture of this cake is soft and moist yet chewy and dense with all the carrots added to it. There are no extra embellishments to this cake. It’s a straightforward and simple carrot cake with grated carrots and the humbling cream cheese frosting just like the way grandma makes it. This recipe can be made into a sheet cake or two 8 inch round pans. It’s up to you if you like the extra work of stacking the cakes and covering them with frosting for a round cake. We all know that a good icing for carrot cake recipe is always a must because it's the icing that makes the cake that much more delectable. This recipe for carrot cake is overall a great one because it scores well for both the cake as well as the icing.

Carrots are part of the root vegetable group that is considered to be a health food. It is crunchy, tasty and highly nutritious especially with essential vitamins like vitamin C, and vitamin A. The nutrition in carrots is also very high regarding dietary fiber with practically no saturated fats present in it, and it is also cholesterol-free. With so many health benefits that come from the nutrition in carrots, it is a good idea to use them more often in our diet.

When baking cakes, always grate the carrots in a food processor to get an even texture. If you wish to make this cake ahead of time, you can freeze it and thaw it on the day of serving with freshly made frosting. If you are aiming for a healthier cake, you can perhaps add grated zucchini tot his cake along with honey as an alternative to sugar. You can even replace the all purpose flour with spelt flour. Spelt is an ancient grain and a healthier substitute for wheat, and it also gives light and fluffy results in baking goods. This recipe is also good for baking cupcakes as well. You can decorate the cupcakes with colorful sprinkles on top of the frosting to give it a festive look. Don’t just stick to cinnamon alone for spices. You can add nutmeg or even pumpkin pie spice powder to the cake. Make it the way you like it. Either way, this carrot cake recipe will be the show-stopper.

Thank you to Mary at the Barefeet In The Kitchen food blog for sharing this Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe with us. Do check out Mary’s blog for more amazing cake recipes and other desserts. This Easter make your mealtime even better by adding this beautiful carrot cake recipe to the menu. It’s guaranteed that your family and friends are going to love a slice of this carrot deliciousness!

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