Out of this World Carrot Cake Recipe with Callie's Cream Cheese Icing
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A moist and delicious carrot cake chuck full of flavor and texture, topped with the best cream cheese frosting you will ever have.
Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 16
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup sour milk (milk + lemon juice)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour OR 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cup carrots, finely shredded
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup walnuts, plus more for garnish on frosted cake, if desired
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch circle cake pans. Line cake pans with pre-cut parchment paper circles (see photo in post) or cut wax paper into two 9-inch circles and line the pans.
  2. Next, make sour milk. Put 1 tsp lemon juice in a measuring cup. Then, fill to ¾ cup with milk. Let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, combine sugar, oil, eggs, and milk. Mix well.
  4. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.
  6. Next, fold in the carrots, nuts, coconut, pineapple, and raisins (optional) until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  7. Pour half of the batter into each cake pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  9. Let cool completely before frosting.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at https://reallifedinner.com/out-of-this-world-carrot-cake-recipe-with-callies-cream-cheese-frosting/