Monday, October 25, 2010

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Let's take a vote! Is Carrot Cake Health Food? Yes or No? When I'm trying to justify slicing myself a big piece of carrot cake, I remind myself that it has: carrots, which are a vegetable, nuts which are a protein source, and in this case even has pineapple, which we all know is a yummy fruit. I try to forget about the fat that's also hidden away in each delightful piece. Oh well, all things in moderation. Right?
I like to make them in disposable pans so that I can give one away.

If you're ready to use my selective reasoning, let's make carrot cake!

Carrot Cake

3 cups of all purpose unbleached flour
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
Mix these ingredients with a whisk to aerate and incorporate. Put aside

In a large bowl mix together:
2 cups Sugar
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
3 eggs, unbeaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups grated raw carrots

Add the two groups together and mix well.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes in prepared 8 inch pans.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 pound of confectioners sugar
1 stick of real butter softened
4 ounces of cream cheese
Just enough milk to make it spreadable.


  1. Sounds healthy. Better than any other cake I guess.

  2. Moderation is always tough when it looks so so yummy. ;)

  3. Carrot cakes sound healthy and yours look yummy more so with the topping!

  4. Carrot cakes aren't very healthy but they are good for you by virtue of their deliciousness. Anything that improves your mood is good for you in my book. (in moderation of course)

  5. Mary your carrot cake looks wonderful. I wish I had a piece to taste it right now. You have a wonderful blog.

    Have a great week,

  6. Eric and his buddy Clayton loved this one! Clayton eat a 1/4 of the cake himself! LOL!!