Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 pinch ground cloves
3 eggs
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
3.5 cups shredded carrots
1.5 cup chopped walnuts
Frosting
8 oz. package of cream cheese
5 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x12 cake pan with non-stick cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Mix flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and spices in a bowl. In a separate large bowl, mix eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, oil and oat milk until well blended. Add shredded carrots to wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, stirring until mostly combined. Add walnuts and mix just until combined. Don't over mix. Pour into baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack. To make frosting, mix butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Add powdered sugar. Frost cake when cool.