Carrott cake with lemon frosting

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Carrots; peeled, shredded**
1 cup Corn oil
8 ounces Crushed unsweetened pineapple; drained
4 \N Eggs; (large)
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
3 cups Unbleached all purpose flour
2½ cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Walnuts; coursely chopped
1 pounds Cream cheese; room temperature
1¼ cup Unsalted butter; room temperature
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
5⅔ cup Powdered sugar; sifted
\N \N Fresh nonpoisonous flowers; (such as pink roses)

CAKE

FROSTING

For Cake: Preheat oven to 350 deg. Butter three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1½-inch-high sides. Line bottoms with waxed paper. Butter paper.

Mix together oil, pineapple, eggs, vanilla and carrots. Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Stir into oil mixture. Mix in walnuts. Divide batter among prepared pans. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cook cakes in pans on racks.

For Frosting: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Chill until firm but spreadable, about 1 hour.

Turn cakes out of pans; peel off waxed paper. Place 1 cake on platter.

Spread ¾ cup frosting over. Top with second cake. Spread ¾ cup frosting over. Top with third cake. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome and refrigerate.

Let sstand 3 hours at room temperature before serving.) Garnish cake with flowers.

** Actual recipe calls for carrots to be cut into ½-inch pieces and cooked in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain. Puree in processor, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl. Transfer to large bowl and cool. I prefer to use the shredded carrots and have had very good results. I have also baked this in a large sheet cake size pan and adjusted the cooking time.

NOTES : This cake has been a hit where ever it goes. - ~---------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from this list, please visit . If you are without web access, send the following message to <majordomo@...>:

Recipe by: Bon Appetite Great Desserts Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Carriej999 <Carriej999@...> on May 2, 1998

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