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Carrot Cake With Mini Chocolate Chips And Nuts Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A very yummy recipe for carrot cake with mini chocolate chips and nuts.

Ingredients

Cake
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
6 medium carrots, grated
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or sliced almonds
Frosting
1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350F. grease three 8 inch round pans.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Add the carrots to the flour mixture.

In a large bowl, combine the white and brown sugars and eggs and use electric hand mixer to blend together. Add oil and extracts and mix until well blended and emulsified, about 30 seconds. Scrape into the bowl with the carrots and flour mixture. Stir by hand until well mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips. Scrape into the prepared baking pan. Spriinkle nuts over top of one cake.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack.

To make frosting, combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a large bowl & mix with electric hand mixer until blended. Scrape down the work bowl, add the powdered sugar, and keep mixing until smooth. Spread on the cooled cake.

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