Easter Carrot Cake

Ingredients

¾ cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup corn oil
1 tbs. vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups self-rising flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 ½ cups shredded carrots
¼ cup raisins – chopped
¼ cup chocolate chips - chopped
¼ cup milk
Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
4 tbs. unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup shredded coconut – toasted
Peeps Marshmallow Candy for decorating

Preparation

1
Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
2
Using the shredding blade of a food processor shred the carrots and set aside.
3
Using a food processor combine the sugars, oil, milk, vanilla and the eggs. Stir in the carrots, raisings, chocolate chips and the flour.
4
Prepare two 8 inch baking pans with butter and flour and pour the batter evenly into the pans.
5
Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until the toothpick test comes out clean.
6
Let the cakes cool before gently removing from the pan.
7
For the Frosting:
8
In a small frying pan gently brown the coconut.
9
In a medium bowl, using and electric hand mixer, blend the cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and salt until creamy.
10
Place one cake on a cake plate or stand and frost the middle, top with the remaining cake and frost the entire cake.
11
Place the toasted coconut around the sides of the cake.

 



Added:

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 1:56pm

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