Delicious Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

     This Delicious Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting will definitely impress your guests!                                              

Delicious Carrot Cake!

  Preheatoven to 350º

2 – 1/2 cups all-purpose flour      

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

1 Tblsp. vanilla extract

3 cups lightly packed shredded carrots

1 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup golden raisins

1 can (8 – 1/2 oz) crushed pineapple in juice

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

4 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

 

   Line the bottom of two round 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

   In a large bowl, with the mixer, beat eggs until blended.  Gradually add sugar, then brown sugar; beat 2 minutes, frequently scraping the bowl with rubber spatula.

 Beat in oil and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture and beat about 1 minute, until smooth, frequently scraping the bowl.

   Fold in carrots, walnuts, raisins and pineapple with juice.

   Pour batter into pans. Bake for about 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of the cake, comes out clean, with a few moist crumbs attached.  Cool cake completely before frosting with Cream Cheese Frosting, (recipe below).

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese, softened

8 Tblsp. unsalted butter softened

4 cups powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla

   In a large bowl, with mixer on low speed, blend the butter and cream cheese together.  

Whip for 8 minutes.

 Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until blended.

 Add the vanilla and blend, then increase speed to medium.

 Beat 1 minute, or until smooth and fluffy.

 

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Carrot Cake - Moist Delicious!
Cream Cheese Frosting
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Carrot Cake - Moist Delicious!
Cream Cheese Frosting
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Instructions
Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350º Line the bottom of two round 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, with the mixer, beat eggs until blended. Gradually add sugar, then brown sugar; beat 2 minutes, frequently scraping the bowl with rubber spatula.
  4. Beat in oil and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture and beat about 1 minute, until smooth, frequently scraping the bowl.
  5. Fold in carrots, walnuts, raisins and pineapple with juice.
  6. Pour batter into pans. Bake for about 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of the cake, comes out clean, with a few moist crumbs attached. Cool cake completely before frosting with Cream Cheese Frosting, (recipe below).
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a large bowl, with mixer on low speed, blend the butter and cream cheese together. Whip for 8 minutes. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until blended. Add the vanilla and blend, then increase speed to medium. Beat 1 minute, or until smooth and fluffy.
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Mini Cheese Balls

Mini Cheese Balls

Mini Cheese Balls

 

4 cups ( 16 oz..) shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

2 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese softened

4 oz. crumbled blue cheese

1 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. hot sauce

2 cups walnuts, finely chopped

 

Add first six ingredients to food processor bowl, fitted with the knife blade.  Process until smooth.

 Chill for one hour.

 Shape into 3/4″ to 1″ balls and roll in nuts.  Cover and chill until serving time.

 Using refrigerated pie crusts or homemade pie crust, cut leaf shapes from the dough using a cookie cutter.  From the remaining dough, cut and roll pieces to look like vines.

Brush with cream or half and half.

Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Arrange the chilled cheese balls on a serving tray to look like a bunch of grapes.  Add pastry leaves and vines.  Makes about 30 servings.Mini cheese balls on MyHumbleHomeandGarden.com

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Instructions
  1. Add first six ingredients to food processor bowl, fitted with the knife blade. Process until smooth. Chill for one hour.
  2. Shape into 3/4" to 1" balls and roll in nuts. Cover and chill until serving time. Using refrigerated pie crusts or homemade pie crust, cut leaf shapes from the dough using a cookie cutter. From the remaining dough, cut and roll pieces to look like vines.
  3. Brush with cream or half and half. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Arrange the chilled cheese balls on a serving tray to look like a bunch of grapes. Add pastry leaves and vines. Makes about 30 servings.
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