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Desserts: Carrot Cake/

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Classic Carrot Cake with hints of cinnamon and clove made super moist by pineapple as a secret ingredient. Carrot Cake is fast becoming the most requested cake for wedding cakes because of it's tasty universal appeal. And with Carrots as the main ingredient you could even say it is healthy. Well, almost. When you ice it with my amazing Cream Cheese Icing you will have an incredible combination of flavors that are both classic and proof you are Cooking The Amazing.

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Ingredients: 

2 C flour
1 1/2 C sugar
1/4 C brown Sugar, packed (dark or light)
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
4 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/8 t ground cloves
1/4 t ground ginger
2 C carrot, peeled finely grated & packed
1 C coconut flakes, sweetened
1 C raisins (optional)
1 can 8 oz Crushed Pineapple, drained
(reserve 1 T of drained Pineapple juice)
1 1/2 c Walnuts or Pecans, chopped small pieces
1 c Vegetable Oil
2 t Vanilla Extract
1 T Finely Grated Fresh Orange Peel
3 Eggs, extra large
Pam non stick Cooking Spray

Cream Cheese Icing
2 sticks butter, unsalted, softened
16 oz cream cheese, softened
3 C powdered sugar
4 t vanilla
1/4 t almond extract
1 pinch salt


 

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