If you like spice cake, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy this particular carrot cake recipe. This Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting has just the right amount of spice. It’s perfect for any time of the year! And, it’s the perfect dessert to take to a gathering. This cake feeds about ten to twelve people. So, depending on how many mouths you have to feed, you can either make the recipe as is or, double or triple it! It’s entirely up to you and your preference.
The spices used in this cake are nutmeg and cinnamon. Both granulated sugar and light brown sugar are combined for the most quality sweetness. You can also add ingredients like nuts, raisins, and pineapple chunks to this recipe! I simply tend to make this recipe with just the batter, spices and carrots.
If you don’t want to feel like you’re chewing carrots, I recommend that you finely grate your carrots (as pictured) using the smallest setting on your grater. This helps the carrots to disperse evenly throughout the batter. And, it ensures that you won’t be chewing on larger strands of carrots. This carrot cake recipe calls for two cups of grated carrots which is about five to six large carrots. My carrots were only slightly sweet. The sugar measurements I added were perfect. Depending on how sweet your carrots are, you might need to adjust the sugar content.
Be sure to not over mix your batter. Or else, that will yield a dryer cake. You can mix the wet and dry ingredients separately as much as you’d like. However, once they are combined, Simply fold your batter just enough to incorporate everything, being sure to alternate with milk.
Now, what’s a carrot cake without cream cheese frosting? Well, we’re making some. Yes! That’s right. While the cakes bake, you can get started on your creamy homemade Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. You will need cream cheese, unsalted butter, pure maple syrup, powdered sugar and salt. Once the cakes are completely cooled, frost them however you please. That’s it!
Hopefully you enjoy making this easy and delicious Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Happy Baking!!