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My new found love of carrot cake + a recipe!

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I am not a fan of carrot cake.
Something about the texture and chunks of carrots just doesn't appeal to me. At all.
That is, until I found this recipe.
Oh, it is love!
So velvety and smooth.
I made some last week for Easter and now I’m thinking we may be having carrot cake regularly.
(and upping our workouts slightly  ;)
It’s that sinfully good.
So I thought I’d share with you:


Carrot Cake
(from this recipe book)
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup oil
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 medium jars baby food carrots (yes baby food! that’s the secret trick!)

Mix eggs, sugar, oil, and flour. Add remaining ingredients and eat well. Pour into cupcake liners. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. (If making a 9x13 cake, bake for 30-35 minutes) Makes 24 cupcakes.



Brian isn’t a big fan of cream cheese frosting, so this is what we used for frosting instead:

Frosting
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 shortening
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar
5 tbs milk

Combine butter and shortening until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and salt. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, then add milk until desired consistency.



Again, sinfully good!
And if you really want to make those calories count, drizzle a little caramel over the top. HEAVENLY.

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10 comments

  1. I love these pictures. They are absolutely perfect. And those cupcakes look oh so yummy. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  2. Yum, these look tasty! Great minds think alike because I posted a recipe for carrot cake cupcakes on my blog today too! (I topped mine with cream cheese frosting and crushed walnuts.) You can check out my recipe here: http://www.love-laurie.com/2013/04/carrot-cake-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese.html

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  3. Oh my gosh, YUM! Looks delicious. I've seen a few different recipes for carrot cake going around blogland.

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  4. Mmmmmm. We'll be up there in a couple weeks, you can share the actual product with us. haha :)

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  5. Carrot cake is SO good! I will be making these cupcakes for my hubby and dad they love carrot cake. And your pics of the cupcakes make them extra yummy looking!

    www.bedtimechronicles.com

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  6. baby food! ha, i am skeptical but will try it, we love carrot cake around here!

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  7. I love carrot cake, but I have never thought to try it with pureed carrots. That's kind of brilliant. :)
    Also, I wish I could hire you to take my food pictures. Yours always turn out so pretty.

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    1. Anytime! :) I need to work on my food photos, but I don't cook nearly enough ;)

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  8. I think I'll have to give these a go over conference weekend! Mostly because it uses baby food and I think that's hilarious. :)

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  9. Oh yum! I absolutely love carrot cake! Adorable blog by the way.

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