Posted on: April 15, 2020 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0
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Do you love sweets but dislike following recipes? Congratulations, you’re just like me. This is my play on carrot cake and lemon icing. I used part of the recipes from bettycrocker.com (cake) & thekitchenmagpie.com (icing) but put my own twist on them. 

Carrot Cake

  1. 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  2. 1 cup vegetable oil (I used sunflower)
  3. 3 eggs (I used 4)
  4. 2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour (I used our local grocery brand)
  5. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (I didn’t measure it, I just poured some in)
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda (I never have baking soda, so I substituted it with 3 teaspoons baking powder)
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  8. ½ teaspoon salt
  9. 3 cups shredded carrots (It doesn’t have to be exact, I think mine was more like 3 ½ cups)
  10. 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (I left this out since I didn’t have any)

Preheat the oven to 350F (177C). Brush oil/butter on your baking pans so the cakes come out easily. I was able to make 2 small rectangle cakes. Mix sugar, oil, and eggs together. When everything is blended together, add remaining ingredients except for carrots, those should be added at the end. Make sure everything is mixed well. Pour batter into pan(s). Bake for 30-50 minutes, until the toothpick/fork is clean.

Preheat the oven to 350F (177C). Brush oil/butter on your baking pans so the cakes come out easily. I was able to make 2 small rectangle cakes. Mix sugar, oil, and eggs together. When everything is blended together, add remaining ingredients except for carrots, those should be added at the end. Make sure everything is mixed well. Pour batter into pan(s). Bake for 30-50 minutes, until the toothpick/fork is clean.

Lemon Icing

  1. 1 ¾ cups of powdered sugar (I only used 1 cup)
  2. ¼ cup lemon juice (I just squeezed 1 lemon)
  3. Zest of 1 lemon, or more (I used 1 lemon)
  4. 1 teaspoon salted butter (I used unsalted butter and just added a pinch of salt)

Beat everything together really well. I used a whisk but any utensil will do, such as a fork, or blender. Pour a little bit over the cake(s). I put way too much, and the cake was a bit too sour. In the future, I’d make half the icing recipe.

Dig in and enjoy!

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