Simply Delicious Sunday [3] ~ Chocolate Carrot Cake

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CHOCOLATE CARROT CAKE with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
cake
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup packed golden brown sugar
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup butter, softened
3 Jumbo eggs or 4 large
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup golden rum*
3 cups grated carrots
8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained well
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Pour rum over raisins and set aside for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour 2-9 inch cake pans.
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa, cinnamon and sugars.
  • In another bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar, vanilla and 1 egg. Add additional eggs and beat until well creamed.
  • Add dry ingredients gradually until well blended.
  • Add carrots, pineapple and walnuts until well blended.
  • Drain raisins and fold in last.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Invert cakes onto rack and cool completely.
*As an option you could soak the carrots in orange juice instead and then substitute 1 teaspoon maple flavoring for the rum.

NOTE: To make this as the plain Rum Raisin Carrot Cake, just eliminate the cocoa.

frosting
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
  • In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add lemon juice and vanilla. Beat until blended.
  • Add powdered sugar gradually until well blended and smooth.
  • Ice first layer and then add 2nd cake top and ice again including sides of cake.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour to set icing before serving.

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7 comments:

cj said...

Holy cow! I've never heard of chocolate carrot cake but I can say that I think I gained 10 pounds just reading the recipe. I may have to try this soon.

cjh

Janel said...

Oh my, this sounds good. I've never thought of combining chocolate and carrot cake, but it sure makes sense now that I've seen your recipe! Thanks for sharing it.

splummer said...

Hi!
This is my first time joining in. Mine is posted. Dump Cake!! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Alice Audrey said...

Yum! I love carrot cake!

forgetfulone said...

Oh that sounds so delicious! I could use the rum part right now!

The Social Frog said...

That lsounds delish :)

Lynn said...

Chocolate carrot cake -- yum! This sounds delicious. Thanks for coming over to visit my blog, and for linking me to your food carnival. I'm glad to have found you! It looks like you have some wonderful ideas over here :) I'd love to hear more about the family reunion cookbooks you're working on.