Best Carrot Cake??? Also Crusting Creamcheese Bc ?? Help :(

Baking By Jeannie21 Updated 17 Jan 2009 , 2:12pm by majormichel

Jeannie21 Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 5:56am
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Hi everyone, Im really really needing a yummy carrot cake recipe for my SIL's baby shower this coming weekend. She loves carrot cake and I really would like to give her the best.

The cake i will be making for her is going to be 2 round layers. It will either be 6" and 10" or 8" and 10". I will most likely cover it in fondant with cream cheese icing underneath. Unless anyone knows of a crusting cream cheese Buttercream icing?

Thanks so much in advance, im really wanting the best on this one and I completely trust in all of you and your awesome talents!

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Jeannie21 Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:27am
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anyone?

maurigirl Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:35am
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Hi Jeannie, Im something of a beginner too, but i do like the carrot cake recipe i use. Its Ina Gartens, and can be found on the website of the network she airs on, if you search for carrot and pineapple cake. I use a small can of crushed pineapple or tidbits, but im pretty sure you could leave it out. Also, this is the cream cheese icing recipe I use:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
8 oz cream cheese
2 lb powdered sugar
1T vanilla
1/4 t salt

Ive also used salted butter and omitted the salt. Again, I'm no pro, so theres no guaratee youll like these recipes, but my friends and family do. Hope it helps.

Mauri

maurigirl Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:37am
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I forgot to mention, the icing does crust.

Mauri

sweet_teeth Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:43am
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http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Carrot-Cake-III/Detail.aspx

That is not only the number 1 cake recipe on the site.. but i think it's also the number 1 recipe on the entire site all together!

Hope that helps icon_smile.gif

ceshell Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 6:59am
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The crusting cream cheese right here on CC will work great if you want to avoid fondant (or you can just use it under fondant anyway). http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2047-Crusting-Cream-Cheese-Icing.html

I have no clue about the cake itself but I am going to go bookmark alexandrabill's suggestion icon_biggrin.gif

lostbaker Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 7:21am
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Here's a carrot cake recipe my mom got from a friend. It's the first thing I ever baked, and it's delicious. Crusty top with moist interior.

Ingredients
INGREDIENTS
2 cups shredded carrot
2 cups flour [wheat flour works even better]
2 cups sugar
¼ tsp cinnamom
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
3 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350F (180 C) and grease 2 8inch round pans.
This part may seem weird, but just dump together all ingredients and mix, or mix dry and wet separate if you want.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until skewer inserted comes clean.

Jeannie21 Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 4:11pm
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thanks everyone!!!! Cant wait to try ALL of these! icon_biggrin.gif I feel so relieved now that I have somewhere to begin!

lolobell Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 4:27pm
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Oh, I'm so glad this topic came up. My husband is a dear fan of carrot cake and cream cheese icing. And I've always wondered if there was a crusting recipe.
Alexandrabill: that link says they are under construction. any chance you could post the actual recipe you were referring too?

sweet_teeth Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 4:49pm
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Hi all! I will be glad to post the recipe as soon as I get home if their site is still down... But I'm in the car on my blackberry (yes I'm that addicted..but atleast I'm not drivig!)

Mmmm carrot cake!

Jeannie21 Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 7:29pm
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Lol drive carefully alex! And we look forward to getting the recipe icon_smile.gif

majormichel Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 7:43pm
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Originally Posted by alexandrabill

Hi all! I will be glad to post the recipe as soon as I get home if their site is still down... But I'm in the car on my blackberry (yes I'm that addicted..but atleast I'm not drivig!)

Mmmm carrot cake!




Here's the recipe from www.allrecipes.com that alexanderbill was referring to. I love this site, its my second favorite.

Carrott Cake III

4 eggs
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans

Icing
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans


DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.

lolobell Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 7:50pm
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YIPPIE! THANK YOU!

Jeannie21 Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 8:20pm
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Well The site is working now! Here, I copied and pasted the recipe. Cant wait to try! icon_smile.gif


Carrot Cake III

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans


DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.


Icing
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

dailey Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 3:09am
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yes, the carrot cake from allrecipes is good...but this one is BETTER : ) the glaze sends it over the top...


http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=257583

majormichel Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 2:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dailey

yes, the carrot cake from allrecipes is good...but this one is BETTER : ) the glaze sends it over the top...


http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=257583




I looked over the recipe, but there's no baking powder. Will the cake still raise nicely. I did read the review and 98% said the cake is good.

majormichel Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:10am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by majormichel

Quote:
Originally Posted by dailey

yes, the carrot cake from allrecipes is good...but this one is BETTER : ) the glaze sends it over the top...


http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=257583



I looked over the recipe, but there's no baking powder. Will the cake still raise nicely. I did read the review and 98% said the cake is good.




Still waiting for a response......

JessDesserts Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:38am
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I want a great recipe for carrot cake too.

I hope one of these is extra-fabulous.

ty for posting

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ceshell Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:08am
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Originally Posted by majormichel

Still waiting for a response......



I haven't baked this cake but judging by the 98% approval rating, and by dailey's endorsement, I personally wouldn't worry about the cake rising properly. I have quite a few recipes that use soda only, including my favorite chocolate cake recipe. I'm going to trust the reviews and give it a try thumbs_up.gif

dailey Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:39am
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lol! just saw this. it rises just fine. : )

majormichel Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:12pm
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Thank you very much for the info and responses.

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