Carrot Cake (Jenny Belushi
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups grated carrots
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 pkg. (3oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour two 8” cake pans.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into medium bowl.
In large bowl beat together sugar, oil and eggs with electric beater on medium, until well blended.
Beat flour mixture into egg mixture until just blended.
Stir in carrots and coconut (this seems too dry and impossible first, but the more you mix, the more the moisture in the carrots helps the blending and mixing).
Evenly divide batter into prepared pans.
Bake in heated oven 40-45 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely in pans on wire rack.
In medium bowl beat cream cheese and butter until blended with electric beater on medium.
Add confectioner’s sugar; beat until mixture is smooth.
Place one cake layer on serving platter.
Spread with about ¾ cup frosting.
Place second layer on top.
Spread top with remaining frosting.