Glazed Carrot Cake

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My husband recently celebrated a birthday and one of his favorite cakes is carrot cake.  This carrot cake recipe is moist and dense but not too sweet.  The glaze is less rich than a cream cheese frosting and the combination of cake and glaze packs just the right amount of sweetness and flavor.

 

Glazed Carrot Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: Serves 10

Glazed Carrot Cake

Ingredients

    Cake
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded carrots
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Once combined stir in oil, eggs and vanilla until well mixed. The batter will be the consistency of peanut butter {thick}.
  4. Mix in shredded carrots. Once the carrots are added and mixed in the consistency thins down some but is still thicker than a normal cake batter.
  5. Spread into greased and floured 9" round cake pain. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Glaze
  7. In a small mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  8. Add the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.
  9. Pour glaze over warm cake. Allow to cool down and serve.
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Comments

  1. Debra Kapellakis says:

    Yum, a definite keeper.

  2. Wow! Great recipe! Looks delish! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at http://www.familyhomeandlife.com

  3. Following you on Linky Followers! Thanks for linking with me on Wow us Wednesday!

  4. This looks lovely, I’ve never thought of carrot cake without the cream cheese frosting, will have to try this, thanks for sharing!
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  5. Your carrot cake looks WONDERFUL! It looks so moist and delicious! It’s been a while since I’ve made one myself, your post reminded me how much I love carrot cake!
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  6. Yum, This looks delicious! I found your blog through Somewhat Simple blog party and I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (open through Monday each week) at http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

  7. Oh that sounds delicious!!! Wow. Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday’s Temptation.
    Jill
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  8. I just LOVE carrot cake! This looks amazing.. and I can’t wait to try your recipe!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus
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  9. That looks amazing! YUM!
    Thanks for linking up this week!’
    Stacey of Embracing Change
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  10. This sounds SO YUMMY! I can’t wait to try it! Thank You so much for sharing!

  11. This looks so yummy!

    Would love for you to link it up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great  posts from your archive – there is a special feature this week on big cakes – would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x
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  12. Delicious cake and mouth-watering photo!!