Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


How to make Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup light soft brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  5. 1/2 cup freshly grated carrot
  6. 1 cup flour
  7. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 2 tablespoons finely grated rind of 1 orange
  10. Optional for those without Walnut-Hating Husbands: 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  11. (Cream Cheese Frosting) 2 tablespoons orange juice
  12. 1 cup confectioners sugar
  13. 1/3 cup cream cheese (room temperature works best)
  1. Cakes: Beat together sugar and butter, then slowly add eggs. Gently mix in carrots and orange zest.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Fold into wet ingredients.
  3. Pour into greased baking dish of choice (here I used mini-bunts and mini-cupcakes) and sprinkle with a bit of leftover sugar (and nuts if desired).
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-35 minutes, depending on size of baking forms. Done when toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cream Cheese Frosting: Simply whisk ingredients together until smooth…drizzle on cakes and ENJOY!
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