July 7, 2009

Carrot Cake

I made this recipe into cupcakes, but I think it cooks up better as a cake. I have also included below the recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting.

1/2 cup butter (or oil)
1/2 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup honey
3 eggs
2 cups grated carrots (about 6 carrots)
2 cups whole wheat flour (I used 1 cup spelt flour and 1 cup whole wheat)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, mix oil, applesauce, vanilla, honey, eggs and carrots. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into 9x13" baking dish or into two round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting

12 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup softened butter
finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Whip cream cheese and honey until very smooth. Spread on top of cooled cake and sprinkle with nuts. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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