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Buttermilk Carrot Cake

(10 Votes)
SERVES
12
CHILL TIME
3 Hr
COOK TIME
30 Min
READY IN
3 Hr 30 Min

Carrots are a vegetable and vegetables are good for us, so, does that mean we can serve up giant slices of this Buttermilk Carrot Cake? You're going to want to! One bite into this extra-creamy, homemade carrot cake and you'll understand why!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound carrots, shredded (about 2 cups packed)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting (see Note)
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt; mix well. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except frosting. Stir flour mixture into carrot mixture until well combined. Divide batter between cake pans.
     
  3.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes, then invert onto wire racks to cool completely.
     
  4. Place 1 cake layer upside-down on a serving plate and frost top with Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting (see note). Place second layer over first and frost top and sides. Cover loosely and chill at least 3 hours before serving.
     
Note
  • For the perfect Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting: In a large bowl, beat 2 softened (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, and 2 sticks softened unsalted butter until creamy. Gradually add 4 cups confectioners' sugar, beating 1 to 2 minutes, or until smooth. Use immediately, or cover and chill until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before using.
     
  • Check out our collection of homemade carrot cake recipes!

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