Hey folks! Has everyone been enjoying spring so far? I know I have, despite the tedious school responsibilities and never ending Seattle rain. Well I come today with a simple and easy carrot cake recipe. Most of the recipes that I present to ya’ll are recipes that I have only tried a couple times and found to be interesting or good enough to provide to ya’ll. With this recipe, I intended to do the same thing, Then I realized that this recipe is going to have to be my staple carrot cake recipe. It is such a minimalist and easy recipe that comes out amazing every time.easy carrot cake

Inspiration

I personally have never been interested in carrot cake until it is Easter weekend and I want to make something themed. Carrot cake is one of the acquired tastes. Especially considering there is so many ways you can make carrot cake. Raisins, walnuts, pineapple, pecans…the list is endless! Because I am not the most intrigued by carrot cake, I decided to go for an easy carrot cake recipe that has minimal ingredients. On top of it being a more minimal cake, I also geared the cake towards a banana bread feel. I initially thought it would be fun to do a carrot cake cheesecake cake, so wanted the cake to be more dense. Although I scratched the cheesecake layer, I still wanted a dense, moist crumble on my cake layers.easy carrot cake

easy carrot cake

Although Easter has come and gone, this is such a simple and easy carrot cake recipe that you can easily enjoy anytime of the year. If you have it in the fall / winter, try infusing some chai tea into your cake batter for a heavier dose of warm spices. Learn how to do so here!


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Easy Carrot Cake
An easy carrot cake recipe that presents a dense, moist crumble. Featuring a bunch of flavor without all of the frill.
easy carrot cake
Servings
9-inch rounds
Ingredients
Carrot Cake Layers
Decorating Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings
9-inch rounds
Ingredients
Carrot Cake Layers
Decorating Cream Cheese Frosting
easy carrot cake
Instructions
Carrot Cake Layers
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 9-inch round pans
  2. In large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in canola oil and mashed banana. Add eggs, one at a time, mix until incorporated. (Don't forget about the sides of the bowl)
  4. Stir in vanilla extract. Then fold in carrot and nuts.
  5. Divide batter between prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes. Once complete, check the center on cake with a toothpick. Toothpick should come out with minimal moist crumbs.
  6. Allow to cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes. Then transfer cakes onto a wire rack to completely cool.
    carrot cake
Decorating Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter until soft and smooth. Add vanilla and combine
  2. Sift together dry ingredients.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients into butter mixture. You want the texture to be fluffy. *If too stiff of a consistency, add a splash of milk slowly until desired consistency.
    decorating cream cheese frosting
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