Carrot Cake / Bolo di Wortel
Carrot Cake / Bolo di Wortel
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Submitted by : R.L.
Submit Date : November 16, 2016, 8:06 pm

    Information

    Carrot cake is a cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter. The carrot softens in the cooking process, and the cake usually has a soft, dense texture.

    Carrot cake closely resembles a quick bread in method of preparation (all the wet ingredients, such as the eggs and sugar, are mixed, all the dry ingredients are mixed, and the wet are then added to the dry) and final consistency (which is usually denser than a traditional cake and has a coarser crumb).

    Many carrot cake recipes include other ingredients, such as kirsch, cinnamon, nuts, pineapple or raisins. The most common icing on carrot cake is icing sugar and lemon juice or icing sugar and kirsch (Europe) and an icing with icing sugar, butter and cream cheese (United States).

    As the cake is relatively moist, it can be conserved longer than many other types of cakes.


    Ingredients

    Cake:

    • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) Wesson oil
    • 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
    • 2 cups (475 ml) self-rising flour
    • 4 eggs
    • 3 cups (700 ml) grated carrots
    • 1 tsp (5 ml). cinnamon
    • 1 tsp (5 ml). vanilla

    Frosting:

    • 1 lb (.5 kg). confectioners' sugar
    • 1 stick margarine, softened
    • 1 (8 oz (224 grm).) cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1 tsp (5 ml). vanilla
    • 1 cup (225 ml) chopped pecans (stirred into batter, or sprinkled on top after frosting)


    Preparation

    1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees (175 C.).
    2. In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients and beat on medium speed about 3 minutes.
    3. Make sure that all ingredients are mixed well. Grease and flour 2 (9 inch) cake pans or one bunt pan.
    4. Divide batter evenly between pans and bake for approximately 1 hour (1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees (175 C.) for bunt pan), or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
    5. Cool in pans for 10 minutes (15 minutes for bunt pan) then turn out the cakes and cool on a wire rack.
    6. While cake is cooling mix the following frosting:
    7. Mix all frosting ingredients except nuts, very well on medium speed until creamy.
    8. Nuts may be stirred in or sprinkled on.
    9. Frost cakes.