by Brie Miller
"Makes ONE 9" Cake, Divide batter in half for two layers. Bake two cakes at 350 for 20 minutes, drop temperature to 325, bake for ten minutes, add time until done. I added 5 minutes and then 3 minutes Reference: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/carrot-cake-recipe-1953483"
1 tbsp butter, for the pan
12 oz approximately 2 1/2 cups, all-purpose flour, plus extra for pan
12 oz grated carrots, medium grate, approximately 6 medium
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground allspice
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
10 oz sugar, approximately 1 1/3 cups
2 oz dark brown sugar, approximately 1/4 cup firmly packed
3 large eggs
6 oz plain yogurt
6 oz vegetable oil
Cream Cheese Frosting:
12 oz cream cheese
2 oz unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
9 oz powdered sugar, sifted, approximately 2 cups
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter and flour a 9-inch round and 3-inch deep cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
Put the carrots into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process for 5 seconds. Add this mixture to the carrots and toss until they are well-coated with the flour.
In the bowl of the food processor combine the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and yogurt.
With the processor still running drizzle in the vegetable oil. Pour this mixture into the carrot mixture and stir until just combined. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 degrees F and bake for another 20 minutes or until the cake reaches 205 to 210 degrees F in the center.
Remove the pan from the oven and allow cake to cool 15 minutes in the pan. After 15 minutes, turn the cake out onto a rack and allow cake to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting after cake has cooled completely.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and butter on medium just until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. With the speed on low, add the powdered sugar in 4 batches and beat until smooth between each addition. Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before using.
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