Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups finely shredded carrots

  2. 1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces

  3. 1/2 cup chopped dates

  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar (3/4 cups for friends who are at sea-level)

  5. 2 large eggs

  6. 3/4 cup vegetable oil

  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract

  8. 2 tbsp cold milk

  9. 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

  10. 1 tsp baking powder

  11. 1/2 tsp baking soda (3/4 tsp for friends who are at sea-level)

  12. 1/4 tsp salt

  13. 1 tsp mixed (apple- pie) spice

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Butter and flour a 9-inch round and 3-inch deep microwave-safe cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside. Put the carrots, dates and roasted chopped walnuts into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process for 5 seconds or pass through the sieve. Add this mixture to the carrots mixture and toss until they are well-coated with the flour. In the bowl of the food processor combine the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla essence and milk. With the processor still running drizzle in the vegetable oil. (no food processor, no problem, mix by hand) Pour this mixture into the carrot mixture and stir until just combined . Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake microwave on high for 8 minutes, turning cake pan around three times. Allow to stand for 15 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack. (microwave wattage - 900 watts) Invert on to a plate when cooled completely. Remove the paper. Frost with cream cheese frosting after cake has cooled completely. Cream Cheese Frosting 8 ozs cream cheese 2 tbsp butter 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup confectioner's sugar 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and butter on medium just until blended. Add the vanilla, lemon juice and beat until combined. With the speed on low, add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before using. Serves


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