Dazzle Carrot Cake

Recipe Prepared By:
Matt Ruff

General Manager / Owner @ Dazzle

A Dazzle staple for over 12 years, and our best selling dessert.

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 42 minutes
Approx. Calories/Serving: 650

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 lb 5.5 oz sifted sugar
  • 2 cups salad oil
  • 15 oz sifted flour
  • 2 3/4 tsp baking powder (sifted)
  • 2 3/4 tsp baking soda (sifted)
  • 2 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon (sifted)
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 lbs grated carrots (approximately 5)

 

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 .5 lbs cream cheese at room temp
  • 3/4 lbs butter at room temp
  • 12 oz powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
  • Cream the eggs and sugar with a mixer until nice and airy
  • Slowly add all the sifted dry ingredients until blended
  • Mix in the grated carrots
  • Line the bottoms of three 9″ round baking pans with parchment paper
  • Generously spray the pans with cooking spray
  • Pour batter evenly into the three pans
  • Cook on center rack of oven for 35-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of each pan comes out dry
  • Cool in pans for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack until completely cool
  • Mix the room temperature cream cheese and butter with the powdered sugar until smooth
  • Add vanilla extract to taste
  • Once the cakes are completely cooled, place one layer on a cake tray or plate
  • Frost the top of that layer and add a second.
  • Frost the top of that layer and add the third.
  • Frost the top and the sides of the cake.
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