Carrot Cake with Delicious Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 C Olive Oil
1/2 C Plain Applesauce
1 C White Sugar
1 C Brown Sugar
3 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 C Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
3 C Grated Carrots
1 C Chopped Pecans (in food processor)
8 oz Can of Crushed Pineapple, drained
Grease a big glass pan and heat oven to 350.
In big bowl, beat eggs, oil, apple sauce, sugar and vanilla. Mix in flour, BS, BP, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in carrots, Fold in Walnuts. Fold in pineapple.
Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before adding the below frosting.
1/2 C Butter Softened
8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
3 1/2 C Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Beat all together in a mixer and add to top of cake!
Sometimes I'll make the whole recipe, then freeze half of the batter and save it for later. If you do this, use a 9in square pan and cook for 30 minutes.