Walnut Carrot Cake is a cake made with grated carrots and chopped walnuts, usually mixed into a batter that includes flour, sugar, eggs, and leavening agents such as baking powder. Flavored with spices like cinnamon and often frosted with cream cheese frosting. The result is a moist, sweet cake that’s slightly nutty and spicy, with a hint of earthiness from the carrots.
Walnut Carrot CakeCourse: DessertDifficulty: Beginner
1/2 cup light olive oil
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
- Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a mid-size bowl. With an electric hand mixer, blend eggs, oil and sugar in an another mid-size bowl.
- Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture, blend until batter is smooth. Blend in carrots until smooth. Fold in nuts with a spatula.
- Pour batter into a 8×8 inch oiled and floured pan. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake 30-35 minutes or until done. Cool and frost. Sprinkle frosting with finely chopped walnuts (optional).
- Cream Cheese Frosting
1/4 cup stick butter or margarine
4 oz. cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
In a mid-size bowl, blend ingredients with an electric mixer ingredients until smooth- adding powdered sugar gradually. Makes enough frosting to frost one 8×8 inch cake.
- A greased and floured pan is a pan that has been greased with oil. Then about a tbsp. of flour is put in the pan and the flour is moved around the pan coating the bottom and sides of the pan to facilitate easier removal of cake slices.