Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 110 grams pecans , toasted and coarsely chopped

  2. 300grams raw carrots finely grated

  3. 60 grams apples finely grated

  4. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  8. 1 ground nutmeg

  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  10. 4 large eggs

  11. 300 grams granulated white sugar

  12. 1 cup vegetable oil

  13. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  14. Cream Cheese Frosting:

  15. 57 grams unsalted butter , room temperature

  16. 8 ounces 227 grams cream cheese , room temperature

  17. 230 grams confectioners' sugar , sifted

  18. 1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract

  19. Finely grated lemon zest of one lemon

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven. Butter or spray two - 9 x 2 inch 23cm cake pans and line the bottoms of the pans with a circle of parchment paper.

  2. Peel and finely grate the carrots. Set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and ground cinnamon. Set aside.

  4. In bowl of electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs until frothy . Gradually add the sugar and beat until the batter is thick and light colored . Add the oil in a steady stream and then beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.

  5. Fold in the grated carrots, apples and chopped nuts. Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared pans and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. After about 5 -10 minutes invert the cakes onto the wire rack, remove the pans and parchment paper, and then cool completely before frosting.

  7. Frosting:

  8. Beat cheese and butter together till light and fluffy. Gradually add confection’s sugar till all combined then add the lemon zest and vanilla and beat again.

  9. To assemble: Split each cake in half. Place one half onto your serving plate. Spread with about a third of the frosting. Gently place the other half, top of cake facing up, onto the frosting, and spread the rest of the frosting over the top of the cake. If desired, garnish with toasted nuts or toasted coconut. You can leave the 2 cakes without splitting and use each as a layer.


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