YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Carrot Cake, contributed by TroubleX2

Recipe Title: Carrot Cake

Contributed by: TroubleX2

Note from the Diva
Apple butter helps lower the fat in this recipe and also aids in creating a moist cake.
If you love the spices in apple butter, this is the carrot cake for you. I also add about 3/4 C. raisins when I have them.

List of Ingredients
2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C packed brown sugar
2 t baking soda
2 t ground cinnamon
1 t salt
1/2 C apple butter
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 T vanilla extract
2 Large Eggs
2 Large Egg Whites
1 C Pineapple Crushed and drained
3 C shredded carrot
Cooking Spray
Cream Cheese Frosting

Preparation
. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. Combined first 6 ingredients in a large bowl: stir well, and make a well in the center of mixture. Combined apple butter and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl: stir well with whisk. Add apple butter mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in carrot.
3. Pour batter into 2 (8 inch) round pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350* for 35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes on wire rack and remove from pans. Let cool completely on wire racks.
4. Place 1 cake layer on plate: spread with 2/3 frosting, and top with remaining layer and frosting with the rest Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator. Yield 18 slices.

Cream Cheese Frosting

½ C (4 ounces) cream cheese
¼ C Butter
1 t grated lemon rind
1 t vanilla extract
3 ½ C Powdered sugar

1. Combine first four ingredients in large bowl:beat at medium speed just till smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beat at low speed just until blended (do not overbeat)
Yield 2 C.

Cooking Time & Temperature
Preheat oven to 350*.
Bake at 350* for 35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cookbook Category
Cakes & Frosting

General Cooking/Prep Method
Bake

Recipe Type - Categories
Gifts From the Kitchen

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate

Good for Season/Celebration/Holiday
Anniversary
Birthday
Christmas
Easter
Thanksgiving

Tested & Approved Recipe
Yes!

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