Carrot cake

After rewatching the 10th kingdom, Nora, Megan and I started to wonder if our parents had shared sly looks when watching it with us. I am going to ask mine next time I skype them.

Anyway, while enjoying the film, we were also enjoying the best carrot cake in the whole world.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 2 cups (500 mL) grated carrot

Icing:

  • 1 8 oz (250g) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar

Grease and flour 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan; set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In separate bowl, beat together granulated and brown sugars, eggs, oil and vanilla until smooth; pour over flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Stir in carrots, pineapple and pecans. Spread in prepared pan.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days. Or ovenwrap with heavy duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks; let thaw before continuing.)

Icing: In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Beat in icing sugar, one-third at a time, until smooth. Spread over top of cake.

Recipe was originally taken from here:  http://www.canadianliving.com/food/baking_and_desserts/canadas_best_carrot_cake_with_cream_cheese_icing.php ,but we dismissed pineapples and nuts and added our awesomeness.

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