Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited to share with you that I’ve been busy for the past week preparing for this new series on my blog (drum roll)…….. Food & Love!

My hubby loves to cook. He doesn’t need a recipe to create a delicious meal. Sometimes, he’ll make something out of whatever he finds in the fridge, and voila, another savory dish!

I’m the exact opposite, I need a recipe to cook or bake anything. I also need a lot of luck to make something tasty at all. Thus, he has been doing most of the cooking. A few weeks ago, he told me, “Cooking is my way of expressing my love for you!”

Aww! My heart melted when he said that. And, I thought of improving my cooking and baking skills. It would be nice to surprise him with a delicious dish or dessert that I made.

 

Cooking is Love made edible

 

My dearest readers, I invite you to join me on this culinary journey as I try to improve my kitchen skills – once recipe at a time.

In this series, I’ll be sharing with you some quick and easy recipes from friends and family. I’ll try to cook or bake these recipes, and hopefully, make something edible for my hubby.

Today’s challenge is baking my first Carrot Cake. I would like to thank my very generous and supportive friend Sue for sharing her recipe to all of us.

 

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1  1/2 cups of oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp, cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Blend together oil, eggs, sugar, carrots, and walnuts.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Baked in a greased and floured 13 x 9 cake pan for approximately 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Frosting Directions

  1. Mix together until smooth.
  2. Frost the cake when cool.

 

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

 

The last time I baked a cake was years ago.  I was a little nervous trying to bake again. So, I followed the directions to a T. I also watched YouTube videos to learn how to properly grease/flour the pan and frost the carrot cake.

My husband had a slice after lunch, and he absolutely loves it! Yay! I’m so inspired to bake more yummy goodies.

Do you bake? How did you learn to bake? Do you have any tips for beginners? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

 

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32 thoughts on “Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. This looks delicious! I love baking, it’s such a fun way to put your energy into something, and you end up getting something delicious out of it. My tip would be that sometimes (no matter how much skill/practise you have) you will make a mistake, misread or a recipe, or something else will go wrong – my tip is that you should just roll with it and see what improvisation skills you have to get you out of the mistake!

    Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com

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  2. Wow this recipe looks amazing! My Dad loves carrot cake so I might try this one for his birthday. Do you have any other recipe reccomendations from your blog?

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    1. This is really an easy recipe to follow. I don’t have a lot of experience baking but it turned out really good. Thank you so much for your comment – that gave me a lot of encouragement to keep on doing this. This is my first post about baking/cooking, and I wasn’t sure if any of my readers will like this series.

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  3. Your husband is so sweet. I definitely envy people who can cook with whatever they find and it’ll taste like something a restaurant would come up with. Cooking is definitely not one of my talents.

    <a href=“http://joy-to-theworld.blogspot.com”Joy to the World

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  4. I love the name of this post series! Your husband is a gem – love it when a man knows how to cook right. The carrot cake with cream cheese frosting sounds delicious. I know my boyfriend would appreciate this dish. Love how everything turned out. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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