Old Fashioned Carrot Cake

June 22nd, 2010

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Last week I was sick and couldn’t write new posts.

I’m sure everyone is watching the FIFA World Cup, and here is the cake we enjoyed while watching one of the matches (I’m a big soccer fan) . This was my first time making carrot cake and it was easy and delicious, my whole family loved it and I will definitely be making it again.

Let’s make Old Fashioned Carrot Cake:

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1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and oil.

2. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda,  baking powder, salt and nutmeg.

3, 4. Beat into egg mixture.

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5, 6. Stir in carrots.

7. Pour into two greased and floured 9″ round baking pans. I used one greased 10″ round springform pan and made it as one cake.

8. Bake at 350 °F (176 °C) for 35 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

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9. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

10. Prepare the frosting, I used 7 (36 g) envelops Dream Whip. In a bowl put 7 envelops Dream Whip and add 350 ml milk and beat on high speed with a mixer until topping thickens and forms light fluffy peak, then set aside in the refrigerator.

11. To make marzipan carrots, Remove marzipan from the box and knead until it is warm and malleable. To avoid sticky hands, dust powdered sugar on your hands or wear plastic gloves.

12. Make a hole in the center of the marzipan and add the orange food coloring. Knead it evenly through the marzipan with your hands until you reach the desired orange color. Start with a little color at first, as you can always add more food coloring, but it is impossible to remove it from the marzipan if you start with too much.

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13. Separate the marzipan into 12 pieces. Make the pieces into balls by rolling the marzipan between your palms.

14. Using your hands, shape it into the carrot’s body. The top end is bigger than the bottom end

15, 16. With a small paring knife, make small cuts into the carrot. Put it aside.

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17. Make a hole in the center of the marzipan and add the green food coloring.

18. Knead it evenly through the marzipan with your hands until you reach the desired green color. Start with a little color at first, as you can always add more food coloring, but it is impossible to remove it from the marzipan if you start with too much.

19. Next, take a tiny amount of green marzipan and divide it into three. Place the three on top of the carrot’s body.

20. Set marzipan carrots aside in the refrigerator.

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21. To decorate the cake, level the top of the cake.

22. With long serrated knife, split the cake horizontally in half. If you bake the cake in two pans so use the two cakes as two layers and no need to split each layer in half.

23, 24. Spread whipped cream on first layer, reserve some of the whipped cream for decorating the cake with orange whipped cream in the last step.

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25, 26. Top with the second layer,then frost the top and the sides with whipped cream.

27. Press the almond flakes onto sides of the cake.

28. Decorate with marzipan carrots.

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29. Make orange whipped cream by adding orange food coloring to the whipped cream until you reach the desired orange color, spoon orange whipped cream into pastry bag fitted with star decorated tip and pip onto top of the cake, Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.

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Old Fashioned Carrot Cake

From: Taste of Home / Servings: 8 Slices
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4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 cup canola oil

2 cups all purpose flour

2 to 3 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

2 cups grated carrots

Frosting

7 (36 g) envelops Dream Whip

350 ml milk

Decoration

Marzipan Carrots (marzipan, orange food coloring, green food coloring)

Almond flakes

Orange whipped cream (whipped
cream, orange food coloring)

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and oil.

Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.

Beat into egg mixture.

Stir in carrots.

Pour into two greased and floured 9″ round baking pans. I used one greased 10″ round springform pan and made it as one cake.

Bake at 350 °F (176 °C) for 35 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Prepare the frosting, I used 7 (36 g) envelops Dream Whip. In a bowl put 7 envelops Dream Whip and add 350 ml milk and beat on high speed with a mixer until topping thickens and forms light fluffy peak, then set aside in the refrigerator.

To make marzipan carrots, Remove marzipan from the box and knead until it is warm and malleable. To avoid sticky hands, dust powdered sugar on your hands or wear plastic gloves.

Make a hole in the center of the marzipan and add the orange food coloring. Knead it evenly through the marzipan with your hands until you reach the desired orange color. Start with a little color at first, as you can always add more food coloring, but it is impossible to remove it from the marzipan if you start with too much.

Separate the marzipan into 12 pieces. Make the pieces into balls by rolling the marzipan between your palms.

Using your hands, shape it into the carrot’s body. The top end is bigger than the bottom end

With a small paring knife, make small cuts into the carrot. Put it aside.

Make a hole in the center of the marzipan and add the green food coloring.

Knead it evenly through the marzipan with your hands until you reach the desired green color. Start with a little color at first, as you can always add more food coloring, but it is impossible to remove it from the marzipan if you start with too much.

Next, take a tiny amount of green marzipan and divide it into three. Place the three on top of the carrot’s body.

Set marzipan carrots aside in the refrigerator.

To decorate the cake, level the top of the cake.

With long serrated knife, split the cake horizontally in half. If you bake the cake in two pans so use the two cakes as two layers and no need to split each layer in half.

Spread whipped cream on first layer, reserve some of the whipped cream for decorating the cake with orange whipped cream in the last step.

Top with the second layer,then frost the top and the sides with whipped cream.

Press the almond flakes onto sides of the cake.

Decorate with marzipan carrots.

Make orange whipped cream by adding orange food coloring to the whipped cream until you reach the desired orange color, spoon orange whipped cream into pastry bag fitted with star decorated tip and pip onto top of the cake, Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.

Notes and Tips

I used caster sugar.

I used corn oil.

I used 3 tsp ground cinnamon.

I used 2 1/2 cups grated carrots.

I baked the cake in one greased 10″ round springform pan, so I made it as one cake then split it horizontally in half and got two layers.

I used Dream Whip for frosting and didn’t add sugar to the whipped cream, but if you want to make the frosting as the original recipe, so visit Taste of Home

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14 Responses to “Old Fashioned Carrot Cake”

  1. grazi says:

    it’s greate: bravo!!!

  2. Dimah

    This is a beautiful and delicious carrot cake; I love how you decorated it!

  3. Margot says:

    What a beautiful cake, love it… especially the decorations :)
    I’m trying to resubscribe to your rss with my new reader and it looks like the feed can’t be found.

  4. Dimah says:

    grazi: Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!

    tasteofbeirut: Thank you for visiting my blog!

    Margot: Thank you for your kind comment!
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  5. Alina says:

    Hahaa I love the decorations on the cake!! Immediately caught my eye on Foodgawker! Cool! :)

  6. Dimah says:

    Alina: Thank you so much for your kind comment :)

  7. Sophia says:

    I’ve seen so many recipes lately for carrot cake! So far, I think yours must be the best!

  8. Dimah,

    Such a beautiful cake! Looks so yum and perfect..

  9. Cherine says:

    A wonderful cake! looks so good!

  10. kristy says:

    Oh, the cake looks super awesome! I love how you decorated the cake. The topping is so very cute. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great day.
    Kristy

  11. What a beautiful cake! Nice job. :)

  12. Dimah, what a gorgeous cake!! Those little marzipan carrots look so real I had to look closely. Nicely done! Congrats on a well deserved Top 9!

  13. FadaMoranga says:

    Dear Dimah!
    This is the most beautiful carrot cake ever! :-)))
    Gorgeous!!!
    I’ve just shared this link on my facebook profile. Thanks a lot!
    Love*Moranga

  14. Dimah says:

    Sophia: Thanks!

    Treat and Trick: Thanks for your kind comment!

    Cherine: Thanks dear :)

    kristy: Thank you!

    Chicago Cuisine Critique: Thanks!

    Kim – Liv Life: Thank you for visiting!

    FadaMoranga: Thanks sweetie, you are so kind :)

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