April 9, 2012

Carrot Cake


It wouldn't be Easter without carrot cake, besides easter eggs but the truth is that carrot cake is really a classic and it's just delicious, it reminds me of when I was a kid and I first ate it and I didn't liked it, but now I do and it's one of my favorite cakes

- 2 c. flour
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2/3 c. of unsalted butter
- 1 c. of sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 c. of milk
- 2 carrots, grated
- 1/2 c. of chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla

1. In a medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon and baking powder. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs one at  a time. Stir in vanilla and alternately beat in flour mixture and milk. Combine mixture with carrots and pecans, pour it into a prepared pan and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.


2. Let it cool completely and make a cream cheese icing by beating 1/2 c. of unsalted butter, 4 ounces of cream cheese, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 1/2 c. of powdered sugar. Cover the cake with a thin layer and let it set, then cover it with a second layer and decorate.



I used a Kinder Egg, almond covered chocolates and chocolate straws



Happy Easter!

38 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this cake is beautiful! I love carrot cake. Yours sounds delicious! I love how you decorated it, it's really beautiful! Hope you had a great Easter!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks Annie I hope you had a great Easter too!

      Delete
  2. I would love a HUGE slice of this stunning cake, yummy!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Huh, I never liked carrot cake when I was younger, but now I just can't get enough of it!
    This looks just perfect. Wouldn't change anything, except maybe giving me one mega slice ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hahaha I turned into a carrot cakeholic too but you would have to travel a very long distance to have that slice of cake

      Delete
  4. Neat cake, Beti! Very nice job on the basket theme.
    Carrot cake is a favorite for me too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks Robyn! my mom made the basket decoration

      Delete
  5. Looks gorgeous! carrot cake is our family favorite. Yours looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love carrot cake. I've never made one as beautiful decorated as yours is though.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Beti...I hope you had a nice Easter weekend...your carrot cake looks great, and I love how you decorated...so pretty.
    Hope you are having a great week :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you are having a great weekend as well Juliana

      Delete
  8. Your carrot cake is just beautiful, Beti! I love how you decorated it. I wish I were a better cake and cookie decorator!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I struggle with the decoration sometimes but with patience you can make a gorgeous cake/cookie

      Delete
  9. What an absolutely beautiful cake... wow... too pretty to be eaten.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your carrot cake is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  11. So cute! I didn't grow up eating carrot cake (it doesn't exist in Japan) so now I'm enjoying my share that I missed! Your carrot cake looks delicious and beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you really missed a delicious cake! but I'm glad you are now enjoying it

      Delete
  12. Oh, this is so beautiful. Chocolate egg on top? I LOVE carrot cake and I will absolutely be baking this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you Cindy and yes that chocolate egg is the best thing ever

      Delete
  13. Lovely cake .............perfect decoration for Easter. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is my favorite too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This looks so pretty and I love the basket weave around the outside! Perfect for Easter and carrot cake always tastes great! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh one of my favorite desserts ever is carrot cake but I tend not to make it because I get made that I can't make it like my grandmother. even though I have her recipe I just can't get it perfectly right:) This one I have to try!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean, the first one that I made turned out horrible but I changed the recipe and managed to make it pretty good, hope it turns out ok for you

      Delete
  16. How amazing does that look!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Pięknie wygląda!!!delicious! wonderful cake! Pozdrawiam

    ReplyDelete
  18. i am in love with your basketweave icing skills!! so adorable!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks! it required a lot of patience

      Delete
  19. It looks luscious, beti! The lemon cake does too!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh I love carrot cake! Always a delicious treat in the springtime!

    ReplyDelete
  21. WOW the decoration on this cake is so unique and pretty!! you are so talented! btw, love your blog:)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow just look at how beautiful this cake is! You've done an amazing job and the the kinder egg proofs you're not living in the states: They don't have them there because they were afraid kid's would try to eat the suprise inside as far as I know. ;)

    The best carrot cake I have ever had was in a little tea house in the oldest parts of my hometown and ever since then I'm on a (little) mission of finding a recipe that is similar. May be yours, who knows. ;) It's prettier already.

    ReplyDelete
  23. That has to be the most beautiful carrot cake ever! Wow, looks amazing and so delicious!!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. This looks so good. Carrot cake is my all-time favorite, I will have to give this a try!

    ReplyDelete
  25. This is beautifully decorated! I love the weaving of the icing. Sounds very tasty too :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a GORGEOUS cake! Carrot cake is one of my favorites too! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

    ReplyDelete

thank you for your comments! I love to read them :)