Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting


Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 1/3 cups grated carrot
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal with 6 tbsp water)
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Frosting

Instructions

Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Grease two 7-inch cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a mixing
  4. Add the grated carrot and the brown
  5. Prepare the flax eggs, by mixing 2 tbsp flaxseed meal with 6 tbsp water and allow to sit for a minute
  6. In the meantime, add the oil, vanilla and apple cider vinegar to the mixing
  7. Add the flax eggs
  8. Mix everything together in the mixing Have a little patience and let the batter sit for a minute or two so that the carrots can release more water into the batter to enable you to mix it all together.
  9. *If your batter is still too dry to mix after letting it sit for a couple of minutes (and only if it’s too dry to mix after sitting for a few minutes) then add in a little non-dairy milk, only as much as you need to get the batter to a wet enough consistency so that it can mix properly.
  10. Lastly, add the chopped walnuts if you want to add
  11. Divide the mixture between the two 7-inch cake
  12. Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out
  13. Allow the cakes to cool completely on a cooling

Frosting:

  1. Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well
  2. Add powdered sugar and beat until creamy.

Assembly:

  1. Add a little bit of frosting to the center of your cake plate, then add your first cake round. The frosting will help it stick to the plate and not slide around on
  2. Add a generous amount of frosting on top of your cake to create the middle Top with your second cake round and frost the entire outside. Use a spatula to smooth it out, or a piping bag to pipe on any desired designs on top.
  3. I like to half the recipe and bake a third cake round, and crumble it up to place along the bottom of the cake for a pretty and minimal You can then mix the rest of that crumbled cake with some leftover frosting to make cake balls!
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