I love baking favorites for my family. It "feeds" me as well as delights them. Emotional affirmation baking. Haha! Nothing says moist like carrot cake. Cake without the refrigerator. Cream cheese frosting to die for... This easy to make one BUNDT pan recipes will capture your families heart. Sturdy enough to pack a hearty slice as a lunch companion or potluck feast. Truly Beyond Bundt.
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour sifted with dry ingredients
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/3 cup soften butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used corn oil)
4 eggs lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 overripe apple, cored, chopped
3 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 shredded coconut
1/2 chopped walnuts (save 1/4 cup for garnish)
Preheat over to 350 degrees
Grease and flour bundt pan well
Sift together flour and dry ingredients
In a large mixing bowl ( I use my kitchen aid) beat butter, eggs, oil vanilla and brown sugar on medium speed until well mixed.
Add sifted-together-dry ingredients, blend well
Stir in carrots, apple, and optional ingredients.
Pour batter into prepared bundt pan
Bake for 50 minutes @ 350 degrees
"test baked cake with a toothpick."
remove from oven, rest/cool 10 minutes
invert hot pan onto cake serving dish
Walla! Cool completely
Frosting with cream cheese frosting, sprinkle cake with chopped walnuts,
or in a hurry, sprinkle with powder sugar and serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream.
Cream cheese frosting
1/3 cups soften cream cheese
3 cups powder sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup of cream or half and half
Prepare Cream cheese frosting, beat soften cream cheese, add powder sugar small portions at a time mixing in between, add vanilla, add cream to desired frosting thickness.
This frosting recipe is also perfect forcinnamon rolls or breakfast buns