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Best Carrot Cake Recipe

Presenting you the recipe of a dense, but delicate carrot cake.

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  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  2. Add on the bottom of the round cake pans the parchment paper, then grease and flour the bottem on the sides of the pans. The pans that I used had this dimension of 26 cm.
  3. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and the cinnamon until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and then gradually add the oil, sugars and vanilla and whisk until well combined.
  5. Add the dry mixture gently by stirring until you have a smooth composition. Stir in the carrots and optionally add some nuts and raisins. I used some vanilla rum soaked raisins that I always prepare upfront and like to use in most of my cookies.
  6. Divide the batter between the prepared cake pans.
  7. Bake for approx. 35 minutes (test once ready by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake and see if it comes out clean).
  8. Meanwhile prepare the icing by mixing together with a mixer on medium speed the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the butter until you have a smooth composition. Chill in the fridge until ready to frost the cake.
  9. Once the cakes are nicely baked, let them cool off in the pans for approx. 15 minutes.
  10. When the cake layers are completely cool, cut very thin the top of one cake layer (or of 2 if you prepare 3 layers) to ensure that your cake will be stable and that the frosting will nicely mix with the cake.
  11. Start frosting first layer, place the other cake layer on top and so on. Decorate the cake as per your wish. See below some ideas.

ENJOY it with your dear ones!

I recommend preparing this cake the night before so that the cream can nicely get incorporated in the cake and let all the flavors create an uniform texture.

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