PREP TIME – 1 HOUR
PORTION SIZE – 12
This is one of my favorite recipes filled with sweet flavor, texture, and a bit of punch. The orange and ginger flavors combined with walnut gives this dessert a great go to recipes to offer when entertaining your guests.
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ¾ cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
4 cups finely shredded carrots
⅔ cup cooking oil
¼ cup orange juice
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger or 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped (optional)
1 recipe Double-Cream Cheese Frosting
Let eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans; line bottoms with waxed or parchment paper; set aside.
In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl combine eggs, carrots, oil, orange juice, and ginger. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture, stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on racks.
Prepare Double-Cream Cheese Frosting. Place one-layer flat side down on plate; spread 3/4 cup frosting. Stack second layer flat side down; spread remaining frosting on top and sides. Makes 12 servings.
This recipe can be found on https://www.bhg.com