The Best Bundt Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
 
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A beautiful, simple and delicious version of Carrot Cake with a creamy and rich cream cheese frosting. A perfect recipe for Easter, Christmas or anytime you want to celebrate.
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Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: Holiday Dessert
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CAKE
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup sour milk, put 1 tsp lemon juice in a your measuring cup and then fill to ¾ cup with milk, let sit for 3-5 minutes
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour,
  • 2½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salts
  • 2 cup finely shredded carrot. (don't do the big shred or they will still be a little crunchy even after cooking)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, don't drain
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped very fine (plus more for garnish on frosted cake if desired)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • FOR THE FROSTING
  • 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour your bundt pan.
  2. In your mixer or with a hand mixer, combine sugar, oil, eggs and milk. Mix well.
  3. Add vanilla and mix until combined
  4. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
  5. Next fold in the carrots, nuts, coconut, pineapple and raisins (if using). Fold them in until they are evenly distributed throughout the cake.
  6. Pour the batter into the greased bundt cake pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for approx 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center of cake.May need an additional 5 minutes or more...just depends on moisture content of carrots and other outside factors that can be different from day to day.
  8. Let cool completely before frosting. Run a butter knife around all the edges of the cooled cake and carefully invert it onto a plate or cake stand.
  9. TO MAKE FROSTING
  10. Combine softened cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix with a hand mixer until completely blended and fluffy. Put spoonfuls of frosting evenly over the top of the cake. Use the back of a spoon to gently press and smooth the frosting down to the bottom edges to cover the cake. If desired sprinkle the frosted cake with chopped walnuts.
  11. Enjoy
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at https://reallifedinner.com/the-best-bundt-carrot-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting/