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post #1 of 31
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My sister-in-law told her friend that I make agreat carrot cake. The problem is that I have never made a carrot cake before. I have no fear of making it, but the problem is that I don't have a good recipe.

Please share your favorite carrot cake recipe (or a link to your favorite recipe).

Also, should I use the crusting cream cheese recipe (never made it before) or a normal cream cheese icing. This cake won't be decorated, just iced.

I appreciate any help you can give. THANKS! icon_smile.gif


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post #2 of 31
Have you checked the recipe section? With the exception of a few, most of the recipes on there are TNT - Tried 'N' True.

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post #3 of 31
http://food.southernliving.com/southern/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=257583


I am a carrot cake lover and this one is sooooo good! I have used this recipe for a stacked cake and it worked fine even with the buttermilk glaze.
post #4 of 31
Oooooh, that is a good one, maryjsgirl! I made that for Easter (complete with the buttermilk glaze and deluxe cream cheese frosting) and seriously, I was singing my own praises on how gorgeous and yummy my cake was, which is something I very seldom do!
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post #5 of 31
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That does look like a delicious recipe. Thanks for the link!
I like that it has pineapple and coconut in it.

THANKS!
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Originally Posted by TheKookieWench

Oooooh, that is a good one, maryjsgirl! I made that for Easter (complete with the buttermilk glaze and deluxe cream cheese frosting) and seriously, I was singing my own praises on how gorgeous and yummy my cake was, which is something I very seldom do!



What type of decorations were you able to achieve with this frosting?
post #7 of 31
The best I've ever had was the "Awesome Carrot Cake" from the recipe section here. It uses some baby food carrot stuff & a ton of crystallized ginger. THe ginger is pretty expensive, at least in my opinion, but the cake is amazing! I've had several people who LOVE carrot cake tell me it's the best they've ever tasted. I used the crusting cream cheese icing from this site as well for the filling & frosting. My mom has asked me to make it again for her Bible study group next week! It just kind of melts in your mouth and it disappears FAST!
post #8 of 31
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What type of decorations were you able to achieve with this frosting?



It's a pretty soft frosting so you won't be doing decorations like roses and such. The recipe calls for 3 cups powdered sugar, so I'm figuring (don't quote me on that) that you could add an extra cup of powdered sugar to stiffen it up some to do decorations. Me, I just slathered it on the cake and smoothed it out so it looked flawless.
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post #9 of 31
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Oh great!
I am headed to the store to buy the ingredients to make the carrot cake recipe from the Southern Living website. Wouldn't you know it that when I went to pull it up it says "Page Not Found"

Does anyone happen to have a hard copy of this recipe? Please!
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post #10 of 31
TRUST me - use the Awesome carrot cake recipe from here.
post #11 of 31
Best Carrot Cake
From Southern Living

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 large eggs
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrot
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Buttermilk Glaze
Cream Cheese Frosting

Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.

Stir together first 4 ingredients.

Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cakepans.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.


Yield: 1 (9-inch) cake
post #12 of 31
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Thanks so much!
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post #13 of 31
Has anyone tried that Awesome Carrot Cake recipe? A friend from here tried it and said it tasted good but could have used it for a door stop or brick.....Didn't rise much. And she has made carrot cakes before so knows they are a heavy cake. Others? I have used the candied ginger that they have out for Christmas baking in place of crystallized. Would that work?
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post #14 of 31
The southern living recipe is an EXCELLENT recipe. Don't hesitate to use it.
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Originally Posted by Jopalis

Has anyone tried that Awesome Carrot Cake recipe? A friend from here tried it and said it tasted good but could have used it for a door stop or brick.....Didn't rise much. And she has made carrot cakes before so knows they are a heavy cake. Others? I have used the candied ginger that they have out for Christmas baking in place of crystallized. Would that work?



I don't know what she did - Mine haven't turned out that hard... they didn't rise a ton, which is why I usually end up doing 3 layers - but it ends up being a pretty tall cake. It's fabulous! I don't know about candied ginger - I jsut used the crystallized and it's an AWESOME cake. Everytime I make it people rave about it - especially the people who say carrot cake is their favorite cake. I think it's fabulous.
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