Friday, June 15, 2012

Carrot Cake

 I am part of a women's foodie group in Denmark where we exchange recipes with each other and asked for an American carrot cake recipe. This is a recipe shared by one of the women- and it turned out to be deliciously moist and flavourful. This recipe is a definite keeper.

4 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup pecans
4 cups grated carrot
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon

My own addition (optional): 1 tsp orange peel. I find this adds a wonderful, fragrant aroma to the cake.

200 g butter
500 g cream cheese
200 g powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Combine sugar, baking powder, flour, cinnamon and baking soda into a bowl.
2. Add eggs and oil
3. After blending, add carrots and pecans.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 mins until done.

When cake cools, spread frosting on it. The frosting is made by blending all the ingredients until thick and creamy. Keep chilled in the fridge until its time to serve the cake.

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