Carrot cake

When I told my friends at college that I’ll be bringing carrot cake to class they were apprehensive. Carrot cake isn’t as popular here, and many people never tried it. I must admit I was one of them until a few years ago when I stumbled upon a carrot cake recipe. I was interested how it was going to turn out and I had to try it. I was surprised how tasty it really was. The sweet carrot dough and fresh & zesty cheese cream complementing each other. Even better with the addition of juicy blood orange that brings it to a new level. Thinking of how to describe it in an even better way I realized there are no words for it. Since then Carrot cake became one of my favorite cakes and I prepare it for birthdays or holidays for everyone to enjoy. Because what’s better than sharing food with people close to you?

 

Preparation: 35 min

Cook time: 2 h

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 0,5 kg carrot, grated
  • 90 g walnut, ground
  • 250 g flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 300 ml melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g butter
  • 400 g cream cheese
  • 1 blood orange
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 250 g sour cream
  • 80 g sugar

Carrot cake

How to

  1. Preheat the oven to 170Β° C and butter a round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Using a mixer, mix the ingredients gradually adding melted butter and one egg at a time. Stir in grated carrots and ground walnuts and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture in three bowls because you’ll be making three layers of the cake. Pour the first mixture into a round cake pan and bake in a preheated oven for about 30 – 35 min. Using a wooden pick check if the cake is baked all the way. After the first layer repeat he process and bake two more layers in a buttered cake pan.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together softened butter with cream cheese. Stir in sour cream, vanilla extract, rum, half of orange juice and orange zest and combine well.
  5. Assemble the cake by covering first layer of the cake with cheese cream, then top it with next layer of the cake and repeat. Finish the cake by covering it whole in cheese cream and place it in a fridge. It’s ready after few hours in the fridge. Enjoy!
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61 Comments Add yours

  1. Adam says:

    My wife is going to make this.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Enjoy! Hope you’ll like it πŸ˜€

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  2. KR says:

    Looks amazing. I have done it little bit different way. Now I like to test your recipe πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, if you try hope you’ll like it πŸ™‚

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  3. Jim says:

    we have to turn you on to zucchini bars.

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  4. hsucchini says:

    😍😍😍 now that is truly beautiful

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  5. I really am feeling like a carrot cake will happen for Easter this year. Pinning for later! πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! πŸ˜€

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  6. This looks amazing! I have been looking for a great carrot cake recipe!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, hope you enjoy! πŸ˜„

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  7. This looks absolutely delicious. I love the photo.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you 😁

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  8. Oh my God!! I want two slices now! Beautiful cake!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! 😊

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  9. Beautiful..Love carrots in cake😊

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks 😁

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  10. Looks delicious, Kreso. Carrot cake is a big thing in New Zealand and just happens to be one of my favourites – as long as it has cream cheese icing! Yum, yum, yum!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I love it too, so delicious! Thanks for stopping by πŸ˜„

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  11. Andrea says:

    Looks wonderful!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much 😊

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  12. 0hainie says:

    Carrot cakes are the best πŸ™‚ mine feel a bit heavy on the stomach, I’ll try your recipe !

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, hope you’ll like it as much as I do 😊

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  13. Wow it looks amazing!! I love oranges in carrot cakes!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you and I love the addition of oranges too 😊

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  14. annika says:

    Love carrot cake and yours looks delicious!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! 😁

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  15. This was great! Made it and turned out perfectly;) Thanks!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much, I’m so happy to hear that πŸ˜„

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  16. Looks delicious….It’s an absolute favorite here as well…

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  17. Looks great! Was just hunting down a recipe for Carrot Cake πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you πŸ˜€

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  18. suezway says:

    Delicious! I have a sweet tooth, now i feel like i have to try it out.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, and I hope you try it πŸ™‚

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  19. Jamchop says:

    Yum, looks great!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you 😊

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  20. MuslimWoman says:

    This looks so good. I’ll have to try it!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Do tell me how it turns out πŸ˜„

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  21. This looks so so delicious and it’s beautiful! Would be lovely to bake for Easter! xox

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Yes it would be a perfect Easter cake 😊

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  22. It looks so delicious:) I love Carrot cake!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you 😊

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  23. I am not really good at baking and have a long way to go. Your recipe looks amazing. I will surely try it out but with just half your quantity.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for giving my recipe a try, hope you’ll like it πŸ™‚

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  24. louresa says:

    I LOVE CARROT CAKE!!

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  25. Rekha says:

    Beautiful! I love carrot cake ❀️

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much!

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  26. PriyaPandian says:

    So yummyπŸ‘β˜ΊοΈ

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  27. spicenpepper says:

    this looks delicious 😍😍😍

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you πŸ˜€

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  28. yumlish says:

    Will try this! Looks so moist…. Have a great recipe if you looking for something new.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, link me the recipe and I’ll check it out 😊

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  29. Siri says:

    Gorgeous as always!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much!

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  30. Jen says:

    Looks beautiful! Yum!

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  31. petra08 says:

    What a completely lush sounding cake! Carrot, cinnamon, blood orange, rum… this is a list of delicious ingredients and all in one lovely cake! πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, I’m happy to read such a nice comment, and hoping you’ll give my Carrot cake recipe a try! πŸ™‚

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