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Walnut Carrot Cake

If you are looking for a non chocolate dessert, go for this scrumptious, moist walnut carrot cake. This cake is great to make during festival season!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine international
Keyword Walnut Carrot Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 280kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Carrots grated
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon ground
  • 2 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour your baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, applesauce, sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in grated carrots. Add walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. (I sometimes skip the frosting, flat plain cake is still delicious)
  • Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped walnuts.
  • Frost the cooled cake. Enjoy with family!