This Easy Carrot Sheet Cake is rich, moist and so easy to make. Mixed in one bowl, baked and frosted with a sweet cream cheese frosting, this cake makes one delicious dessert.
I really don't know which I love more, loaf cakes or sheet cakes. These types of cakes are so easy to make, with a quick spread of frosting or a dusting of powdered sugar, it couldn't get any easier.
Just like this carrot sheet cake, easy to prepare, bake, and frost. This is such an amazingly delicious cake, sweetened with brown sugar giving it that rich taste, soft moist texture, and beautiful color.
MAKING THE CARROT SHEET CAKE
The brown sugar and oil are first mixed together. To that the eggs and dry ingredients are added. The grated carrots are then folded in. At this stage, you could add currants, raisins, or pecans if you prefer.
To this recipe, I have just added in a ¼ cup of currants, but this is totally optional. I have made this cake many times without adding currants, raisins, or pecans and it turned out just as perfectly delicious.
Pour out the mixture in a greased and lined tin. Here I used a square 9 inch / 23cm square tin and baked the cake for between 35 and 40 minutes in a preheated oven of 320°F /160°C.
This is just a guide, so depending on the tin you use and your oven temperature it could take a few minutes longer or quicker.
If you find that the top of the cake is browning too fast before it has been baked, then just cover it loosely with foil, ensuring that it is not touching the batter.
A skewer inserted into the cake should come out clean when it is baked.
Remove from the oven and leave the cake in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
MAKING THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
To make the cream cheese frosting, mix butter with the cream cheese.
Add the icing/ powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating after each addition. There is a total of 3 cups of powdered/ icing sugar used in this frosting. Frost the cake only once completely cool.
You can slice it immediately or place the frosted cake in the fridge to allow the frosting to harden or firm up a bit before slicing.
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