Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Walnut Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting







This cake would be lovely for Spring Time...combine 4 eggs, 1 cup vegetable oil and 2 cups of sugar. Add 2 cups sifted flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 3 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp salt. Beat until smooth. Stir in 4 cups of grated carrots and 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) (high alt changes: 1 1/2tsp baking powder and 2 cups less 4 Tb sugar)

Pour this batter into 2 greased and floured 9" round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool and remove 1 of the layers of the cake placing it on a cake platter. After icing this layer- place the next layer on top and ice it as well. You may wish to sprinkle some more chopped walnuts on the icing.
Cream Cheese Frosting: 8 oz cream cheese softened, 4 Tb butter, 1 3/4 cup confectioners sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp vanilla extract Beat these together till smooth & spread on top of first layer of cooled cake. Add the second layer and ice completely. Drop 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts on top of icing...refrigerate until serving.

9 comments:

ellen b. said...

That is one pretty yummy looking cake Bernideen!

Allidink said...

Oh you tempt me with all your goodies LOL. You always have the yummiest looking things!

All the best,
Allison

Leann said...

Sounds and looks divine! I'll I might have to try this.

Leann

Deanna said...

THAT LOOKS AWESOME!

Happy eating,
~Deanna~

Miss Jen said...

Oh my.... this looks scrumptious!

Love,
Miss Jen

Elaine A said...

Bernideen -

Does this come in a diet version - LOL! It just looks scrumptious. Have to save this recipe for a special event.

Thank you
Elaine Allen

Sheri said...

oh yum!! I love anything related to carrot cake and that icing!! OHHHH YESSSS!

La Tea Dah said...

This cake looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LaTeaDah

Barbara said...

The cake certainly looks good enough to eat!