Thursday, October 18, 2012

Carrot Cake

 Yum! I have a pregnant friend who was craving carrot cake. I looked through a bunch of recipes online and decided on Alton Brown's. I changed a couple of things, like always. I think it turned out pretty good.

Carrot Cake
2 1/2c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1/2tsp salt
1/4tsp each; cinnamon, nutmeg
Whisk these together and add
3c grated carrots
Set this aside.
1 1/3c sugar
1/4c brown sugar
3 eggs
3/4c vanilla yogurt
Beat these together in mixer while drizzling 3/4c oil
Combine the two mixtures until just incorporated. Grease and flour a cake pan, either a round or a 9x13. Pour batter in and bake for 45 minutes at 350. Turn the heat down to 325 and bake for another 15 minutes. Check after 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan, then turn out onto cooling rack and cool completely. Ice with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8oz cream cheese, room temp
1/4c margarine, room temp
 Beat these until combined.
1tsp vanilla
Beat again
2c powdered sugar
Add 1/2c at a time and mix until well combined. Let sit in fridge for 5 minutes before icing.

He was a fan of the frosting...

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