Carrot Cake Studded with Walnut, Pumpkin Seed and Apricot

January 10, 2014

We love traditional carrot cake with cream cheese icing, but sometimes we like to dress up our baked treats for more festive feasts. This recipe from Ang Sarap studs moist carrot cake with luscious walnut and sweet raisin; homemade cream cheese icing is finished with a gorgeous mosaic of rich green pumpkin seed and bright orange dried apricot.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing


3 cups carrots, grated
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup raisins
2 cups flour
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups butter, melted
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 packet cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
pumpkin seeds
dried apricots
lemon zest

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