Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Time for a recipe! Carrot Cake with cream cheese/mascarpone frosting



Ok...this has been a terrible week....and I have been ranting a little this week, just to let off some steam.
But forget all that...it is time for a recipe!
This is absolutely, without a doubt, indisputably the very best Carrot Cake and it has an incredible cream cheese/mascarpone frosting.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese/Mascarpone Frosting

2 c. all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2 c. finely grated carrots
1 10 oz. can crushed pineapple (undrained)
1 c. chopped nuts (I used pecans, but walnuts or macadamia would be good also)

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in the sugar, then the oil, slightly beat the eggs and add to mixture. Stir in carrots, then the pineapple, then the nuts. Stir each item until mixed, but do not over beat. This is an easy cake to mix by hand...it actually turns out better.
Place in two greased and floured cake pans and bake at 350* for 35 to 40 minutes until just done, do not overbake.
Remove cake from pans and cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese/Marscapone Frosting
2 8-oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter
1 8-oz. contained of marscapone cheese, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 c. powdered sugar

Beat butter and cheeses together until fluffy. Add vanilla and slowly add powdered sugar. Beat until creamy and fluffy. This recipe makes alot of frosting, so don't skimp between the layers.

ENJOY!

Oh, and for the record....I really do plan on posting recipes other than desserts...it's just that desserts really do rock my boat.

7 comments:

hemant said...

I like cakes a lot but this cake is not looking nice. Cake should be presented nicely.

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Twisted Fencepost said...

Oh my, that cake looks sinfully delicious!

Michelle said...

Oh my lord.. that frosting looks amazing. *licks screen*

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

This doesn't have a thing to do with carrot cake, but I could not find anywhere else to post.

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It is a beautiful card holder. I had an appointment yesterday. I casually pulled the gorgeous card holder out of my suit pocket and slowly extracted a card for my business associate. I am so going to enjoy this!

Thanks again for having the giveaway for a great site.

Fishin' Mama said...

Sorry hemant....but I swear my cooking is better than my photography.

1215656559s20768 said...

Desserts really rock my boat,too. Mascarpone frosting totally rocks me out. Huh? That didn't make sense. Anyway, your cake looks awesome.

jona davis-lucas said...

Hemant... Not sure what cake you are talking about, but the one I see is lookin' yummy!!! Better check your screen!!