Autumn Peanutty Carrot Cake

The addition of peanut butter chips puts a new twist on this carrot cake.

Autumn Peanutty Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 (10 ounce) package REESE’S® Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
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  • 2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

1 Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round baking pans.

2 Beat eggs, oil and vanilla in large bowl. Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and cinnamon; add to egg mixture and blend well. Stir in carrot, peanut butter chips and walnuts; pour into prepared pans.

3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. 10 to 12 servings.

4 Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 2 packages (3-oz. each) softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter until smooth. Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; beat until smooth.

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