Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Carrot Cake

Recipe Courtesy of Allrecipes.com
Photo Courtesy of My Talented Hubby

Makes one cake or 24 cupcakes

4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
8oz can crushed pineapple, drained (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour pans, or use paper liners for cupcakes.

2.In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, applesauce, sugar and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in carrots and pineapple (fully drain pineapple, squeezing all the juice out). Fold in nuts. Pour into prepared pan.

3.Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean (20 minutes for cupcakes). Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

4.Top with Cream Cheese Frosting.


Lindsey Davis said...

Sounds so yummy! I will be making this very soon! Thanks Michelle ;)

Nicole Cox said...

Your picture was one of today's "Favorite Photos" on Allrecipes.com! :)