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How to bake a carrot cake

A simple delicious homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting that is free of nuts, for those who are allergic or don't prefer them :)

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Gather all your materials. See supplies list.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 9X13 inch pan.

In a large bowl, beat together the 4 eggs, 3/4 cup oil, 1/2 cup applesauce, 2 cups of white sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

In a large bowl, beat together the 4 eggs, 3/4 cup oil, 1/2 cup applesauce, 2 cups of white sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

Then mix in the 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.

Then mix in the 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.

3 cups of grated carrots and pour them in.

3 cups of grated carrots and pour them in.

Stir the carrots in well!

Stir the carrots in well!

Pour into the prepared pan.

Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minuets or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minuets or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

All done! Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely .

All done! Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely .

For the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 butter and 8 ounces of cream cheese.

For the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 butter and 8 ounces of cream cheese.

Then combine the 4 cups of confectioners sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla.

Then combine the 4 cups of confectioners sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla.

Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy :)

Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy :)

Prepare to frost the cake!

Prepare to frost the cake!

Frost the cake :)

Frost the cake :)

Decorate however you like and you're done! It's all about the U :)

Decorate however you like and you're done! It's all about the U :)

Enjoy :)

  • 4.0 Eggs
  • 2.0c White sugar
  • 3/4c Vegetable oil
  • 1/2c Applesauce
  • 2.0tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2.0c All-purpose flour
  • 2.0tsp Baking soda
  • 2.0tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 2.0tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp Nutmeg
  • 3.0c Grated carrots
  • 1.0 9x13 pan
  • 1/2 Butter softened
  • 8.0oz Cream cheese
  • 4.0c Confectioners sugar
  • 1.0tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1.0 Large bowl
  • 1.0 Medium bowl