Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Carrot Cake

Chocolate Carrot Cake – Absolutely delicious!

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Ingredients

3 cups finely shredded carrots
2 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups canola oil
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Frosting:
1 – 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

~Preheat oven at 350°.

~Line two 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper. Grease the paper and set aside.

~In a large bowl, beat the carrots, sugar, oil, and eggs until well blended.

~Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat into carrot mixture until blended.

~Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

~Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

~For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and vanilla until smooth.

~Place bottom layer on a serving plate. Top with half of the frosting. Repeat with remaining cake layer. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips.


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