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The Best Ever Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Have you noticed how many dessert recipes I’ve been posting lately? I bet you can’t stand it! I bet you’re all thinking, “what happened to the healthy Jessie we knew?”. 😉

Well, first of all, the Holidays are here and I’m infected with the spirit of baking goodies. And more honestly, my cooking hasn’t been as successful lately. I go through phases where my baked goods fall flat and my dinners are divine. And then sometimes I can bake a mean cake, but dinner doesn’t wow. I’m stuck in the latter. It’s not that I can’t cook anymore, I’m just not consistently happy with the results. I’ve still got a few healthy and substantial meals to share with you, but I’m really on a roll with the treats! Just in time to indulge for the Holidays!

Yields : 8 Slices
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 1 hour 10 Minutes
Cake
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 carrots – grated
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup crushed pecans
Frosting
4 oz cream cheese – softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter (4 tbsp) softened
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp heavy cream or milk
1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

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