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Caramel Carrot Cake Recipe



Carramel Carrot Cake – two layers of really moist carrot cake frosted with the best caramel cream cheese frosting ever and topped with plenty of homemade salted caramel sauce.

To print the recipe check the full recipe on my blog:
http://www.homecookingadventure.com/recipes/caramel-carrot-cake

Ingredients
Makes about 12-16 servings

Carrot Cake Batter
2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp (6g) baking powder
1 1/2 tsp (9g) baking soda
1 tsp (5g) salt
2 tsp (6g) cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2g) nutmeg
4 eggs
1 cup (200g) brown sugar
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
1 1/4 cups (275g) vegetable/canola oil
12 oz (350g) finely grated carrot (about 4-5 medium carrots)
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

Caramel Sauce
1 cup (200g) sugar
1/4 cup (60ml) water
1/2 cup (120g) whipping cream
2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
1 tsp (5g) salt

Cream Cheese Frosting
17 oz (500g) cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/4 cup (300g) whipping cream, 35%fat, chilled
1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
1/3 cup (80g) caramel sauce

For Decoration
remaining caramel sauce (160g)
pecans

1. Prepare the carrot cake layers. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease and line with parchment paper two 9 inch (23 cm) round cake pans.

2. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl add eggs with both sugar and mix for few minutes until creamy and lighter in color. Add oil and mix until well combined. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Using a spatula incorporate the grated carrot and toasted pecans.

4. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans.

5. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6. Let pans cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

7. Remove the cakes from the pan and let them cool completely.

8. Prepare the caramel sauce. Place the sugar and water in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook without stirring until sugar dissolves and gets a caramel color.

9. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream. It will bubble a little bit.

10. Cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until smooth.

11. Remove from heat and add butter and salt. Stir well until smooth. Pour into a small jar and set aside to cool until the cake is ready.

12. Prepare the frosting. In a bowl Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and 1/3 cup (80g) of caramel sauce.

13. In another bowl whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.

14. Assemble the cake. Place one cake layer on your serving plate. Spread evenly with a bit less than half of frosting. Add the second layer of cake. Gradually spread the remaining frosting on top and sides of the cake. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

15. Before serving top the cake with remaining caramel sauce letting some to drip down the sides. If the caramel hardened too much heat it a bit over bain-marie to get to a pouring consistency. Decorate with chopped and whole pecans if desired.

16. The leftover frosted cake can be covered and refrigerated for up to a week. Serve at room temperature.

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22 comments

  1. Great work;-)

  2. Perfect! never had such a strong reaction to cake!!

  3. Wow! This looks so amazing. You make baking seem so soothing 🙂

  4. Thanks for recipe! Can I use sunflower oil instead canola?

  5. Hi mam, can i skip brown sugar

  6. Amaaaaazzzziiiiigggggg!!!

  7. Chhiwat bassouma شهيوات بسومة
  8. Complimenti!! Sei bravissima

  9. I made this cake twice. It is simply amazing, a fantastic combination of flavors, caramel, spices, nuts. Anyone who does will not regret it, thanks again Ella!

  10. Imagine all those dirty dishes 😂😂💓

  11. مطبخ ألأميرة أكلات منوعة

    رررروعة. اتمنة لو. المقادير. باللغه العربية

  12. can i use walnuts instead ?

  13. I just tried it today. Tastes so delicious, so amazing. My family loved it! Thanks for sharing ella ❤

  14. love your channel

  15. سراب العمر

    OMG 😢😢😍😍😛😛😛😛😛😛LOVE IT 😰😩😭😭😭😭

  16. waaw 😍😍😍

  17. Wooooooow👍😉❤

  18. Hershatha nagarajan

    Hii mam super cake very neat and perfect can u make ice cream cake mam plzzz fan from india

  19. I like cake and ice cream ❤️

  20. I absolutely love this video! And this cake combination is just awesome ☺

  21. called song?

  22. Hi. I made this. It was divine as usual 😊. But found this link on facebook. With your recipe video copied without credits. https://www.facebook.com/kemmyrecipes/videos/1018591501577736/

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