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Autumn Peanutty Carrot Cake Recipe

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SKILL LEVEL : IntermediatePREP TIME : 30  Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs (3)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (175 mL)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (375 mL)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (175 mL)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (125 mL)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon (10 mL)
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda (6 mL)
  • 2 cups grated carrot (500 mL)
  • 1 2/3 cups CHIPITS REESE Peanut Butter Chips (400 mL)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (125 mL)
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 6 oz brick-style cream cheese, softened (175 g)
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (125 mL)
  • 4 cups icing sugar (1 L)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)

Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 8-inch (20 cm) round baking pans.

    2. Beat eggs, oil and vanilla in large bowl. Stir flour with granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking soda; add to egg mixture and blend well. Stir in carrot, peanut butter chips and walnuts; pour into prepared pans.

    3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire rack; cool completely.

    4. Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese with butter until smooth. Gradually add icing sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost all over and in between layers of cooled cake. Reserve leftover cake, covered, in the refrigerator.

    Makes 10 to 12 servings.

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