Maple Walnut Carrot Cake with Orange Icing

Combining the best Fall flavors in one cake. This recipe is a must try!

Maple Walnut Carrot Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1½ teaspoon nutmeg
1½ teaspoon allspice
1½ teaspoon ginger
1 cup canola oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 cups finely grated carrot, firmly packed
1 large apple, peeled and grated
3/4 cup walnut pieces

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Prepare two 8-inch cake pans with baking spray and parchment circles, set aside.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl.
Make a well in the center of dry ingredients.
Whisk oil, eggs, vanilla and syrup until incorporated
Pour wet mixture into well and fold together to make a tick batter.
Fold carrots, apple, and nuts into batter.
Pour into pans and bake 45 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool completely before frosting.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup sour cream

Beat cream cheese and butter.
Add sugar, zest and vanilla, beat until smooth.
Incorporate sour cream.
Refrigerate 30 minutes before frosting cake.

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Everything is apparently protected from being copied. Therefore I do not understand the point of publishing recipes at all! Isn't the whole point of sharing a recipe the notion the other person wants to try it?! 

This is is terribly frustrating and though I have seen similar comments from other frustrated bakers, there is never any response? Is anyone monitoring these comments?!

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Hi Kathleenquin , 

                                 All i did was highlight the recipe then clicked print :) worked for me.

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I would like to make this recipe but don't care for the apples and carrots, if I left them out would it still turn out ok?  Thank you!

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@onecakelady ‍ the grated carrot and apple provide moisture plus quite a lot of substance. Leaving them out would significantly change the recipe. I think you could successfully substitute something similar, like grated zucchini or another squash for example.

Alternatively, you could use a spice cake recipe and add walnuts to get a similar result without the grated fruit and veg. http://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/20903/spice-cake-2 


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