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Molasses Carrot Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This molasses carrot cake recipe is yet another adapataton on the ever popular carrot cake. This cake is made in a 10 inch springform pan and has a smooth cream cheese icing.

Ingredients

Molasses Carrot Cake

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups dark molasses
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups whole milk

Cream Cheese Icing

1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
1/8 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Garnish
1 cup roasted almond pieces
Green food colouring
Orange food colouring

Serves 6 - 8

Directions

Molasses Cake

reheat oven to 350F

Grease a 10 inch spring form pan with butter.

In a pot melt butter, molasses and both sugars. Whisking until butter melts, and sugar is dissolved. Set to cool.

In a bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon. Set aside.

Whisk vanilla, eggs, and milk into cooled molasses mixture and well incorporated. Add to flour mixture and mix until its well combined.

Pour into prepared spring form pan, and bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Set to cool, once cool enough to touch release spring form pan and let cool completely.

Cream Cheese Icing

Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.

In a small sauce pan bring to boil flour, sugar, salt, milk and vanilla. Whisk the whole time it's heating whisking out the lumps. Let simmer for 1 minute.

Add flour mixture to the cream cheese, and beat on high speed for about 10 minutes. Set in refrigerator to firm up.

Assembly

Ice the sides and top of cake with cream cheese icing. Place a bit of icing into 2 separate bowls and colour one green and one orange. Pipe carrots along the outside edge of carrot cake on top. Press toasted almonds along side. Serve and enjoy.

Cake should be kept in the refrigerator.

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