#TMCKitchenSeries: Easy to Bake Carrot Cake

 

It was my husband’s birthday last month. I was contemplating on whether to buy 28 cupcakes for him (since he’s 28) OR to just bake my own cake. And since he’s a sucker for homemade stuff and prefers my baking over store-bought sweets, I decided to bake him a birthday cake instead. Carrot CakeWe have a favorite carrot cake store somewhere in Greenhills. It was really the best carrot cake we’ve ever tasted. So, I said maybe it’s time to make my own carrot cake. Since it’s my husband’s birthday, it can be a good excuse too so I made one. It’s pretty simple and I guarantee that when you try this recipe, you’ll surely start making your own carrot cake instead of buying one. And my husband is not bluffing when he said it’s the best carrot cake he had (at least that’s what I’m trying to make myself believe. haha!)

Carrot CakeHere’s what you’ll need:

For the cake: 4 eggs (lightly beaten), 2 cups all purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 3 cups shredded carrots, 3/4 cups oil and 1/2 cup pecans (optional) 

For the cream cheese frosting: 1 8-ounce cream cheese (softened), 1/2 cup butter (softened), 2 tsp vanilla, powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt

Here’s how to do it:

1) In a large bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Set aside.

2) In another bowl, combine shredded carrots, egg and oil.

3) Mix together the flour mixture and egg mixture until well combined.

4) Pour the batter in round baking pans and bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool.

5) For the cream cheese frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency. Add more powdered sugar if desired.

6) Once the cake is cool, frost the cake and add pecans or carrot toppers. Serve. image (12)A piece of advice: Make sure to finely shred the carrots so it could be distributed evenly. Otherwise, it will only settle at the bottom of the pan.

UPDATE: You can also try chocolate cream cheese frosting. Using the same recipe for cream cheese frosting, simply add cocoa powder in the mixture.  image (13)image (14)

Happy baking mommies!

17 Comments

  1. karenmeetsworld

    October 21, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Oh Yummy cake! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing the how to’s. I’ll try making one too. πŸ™‚

    1. momhandsarefull

      October 21, 2014 at 3:07 am

      It is! Hahaha. You should try it too. It’s easy to do, though the carrot-grating will really take time πŸ™‚

      Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Rona Cuera-O

    October 21, 2014 at 4:18 am

    I’ll try to do this too! I love cakes πŸ™‚

  3. Rackell Lumberio-Villareal

    October 21, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Thanks for the recipe! I love baking cupcakes and haven’t tried baking cake, so I guess I need to bake this carrot cake soon! Looks yummy!

    1. momhandsarefull

      October 21, 2014 at 7:37 am

      No problem. Have fun baking! πŸ™‚

  4. Kareen Liez Datoy

    October 21, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I love carrot cake! I didn’t know it isn’t that really hard to make one. Thanks a lot for this πŸ™‚

    1. momhandsarefull

      October 21, 2014 at 7:40 am

      It’s pretty easy to do πŸ™‚ Though the hard part is grating the carrots. But the rest, you can easily manage πŸ™‚

      No problem and have fun baking πŸ™‚

  5. Michelle Solee (@michisolee)

    October 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

    The cake looks good. I haven’t tried baking carrot cake yet because I’m not fond of eating carrots and grating carrot is not easy. But I tasted one carrot cake when we went to Ilocos, di naman lasang carrots. lol

    1. momhandsarefull

      October 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

      It’s true πŸ™‚ You won’t even taste it kasi the carrots are finely shredded. Plus, na-mask na ng sugar ang natural taste nya, which makes it really yummy πŸ™‚

  6. Alaine

    October 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I love carrot cakes! I wish I could bake one soon. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Vicky Thompson

    October 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Yum! Thanks for sharing! This probably won’t fit in my tiny oven. I might make cupcakes, though πŸ˜›

  8. Joy

    October 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Wow! That’s taking love to the sweetest level! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing. Might try that one of these days. πŸ™‚

  9. Anna β€œMommy Anna” Plaida

    October 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ maybe next time this recipe will help if I have a guts to cook na πŸ™‚

    1. momhandsarefull

      October 22, 2014 at 11:15 am

      No problem! You can do it also πŸ™‚

  10. Mommy Levy

    November 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My husband and I love carrot cake. Unfortunately I don’t know how to bake one so we usually just buy it.

    1. momhandsarefull

      November 2, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Maybe this recipe will help you make your own πŸ™‚

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