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My new found love of carrot cake + a recipe!

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I am not a fan of carrot cake.
Something about the texture and chunks of carrots just doesn’t appeal to me. At all.
That is, until I found this recipe.
Oh, it is love!
So velvety and smooth.
I made some last week for Easter and now Iโ€™m thinking we may be having carrot cake regularly.
(and upping our workouts slightly  ๐Ÿ˜‰
Itโ€™s that sinfully good.
So I thought Iโ€™d share with you:
Carrot Cake
(from this recipe book)
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup oil
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 medium jars baby food carrots (yes baby food! thatโ€™s the secret trick!)

Mix eggs, sugar, oil, and flour. Add remaining ingredients and eat well. Pour into cupcake liners. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. (If making a 9×13 cake, bake for 30-35 minutes) Makes 24 cupcakes.
Brian isnโ€™t a big fan of cream cheese frosting, so this is what we used for frosting instead:
Frosting
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 shortening
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar
5 tbs milk

Combine butter and shortening until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and salt. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, then add milk until desired consistency.
Again, sinfully good!
And if you really want to make those calories count, drizzle a little caramel over the top. HEAVENLY.
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Alexa Zurcher

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10 COMMENTS

  • McKenna Lou

    I love these pictures. They are absolutely perfect. And those cupcakes look oh so yummy. xx. McKenna Lou
    lynnandlou.com

  • Laurie

    Yum, these look tasty! Great minds think alike because I posted a recipe for carrot cake cupcakes on my blog today too! (I topped mine with cream cheese frosting and crushed walnuts.) You can check out my recipe here: love-laurie.com/2013/04/carrot-cake-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese.html

  • Becca Moss

    Oh my gosh, YUM! Looks delicious. I've seen a few different recipes for carrot cake going around blogland.

  • Amy

    Mmmmmm. We'll be up there in a couple weeks, you can share the actual product with us. haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tessa D'Angelo

    Carrot cake is SO good! I will be making these cupcakes for my hubby and dad they love carrot cake. And your pics of the cupcakes make them extra yummy looking!

    bedtimechronicles.com

  • Kailie

    baby food! ha, i am skeptical but will try it, we love carrot cake around here!

  • Jana

    I love carrot cake, but I have never thought to try it with pureed carrots. That's kind of brilliant. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also, I wish I could hire you to take my food pictures. Yours always turn out so pretty.

  • Lex

    I think I'll have to give these a go over conference weekend! Mostly because it uses baby food and I think that's hilarious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alexa Zurcher

    Anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to work on my food photos, but I don't cook nearly enough ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Esther

    Oh yum! I absolutely love carrot cake! Adorable blog by the way.

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