I used the following recipe for my first attempt at a carrot cake. The pressure was on because I was bringing it into the office for my office-mate’s birthday. Luckily, the recipe was a success - it was flavourful and very moist.
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
½ unsweetened applesauce (I used homemade from my 20 lbs of apples)
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
3 cups shredded carrots
Preheat oven to 350degF. Prepare a rectangular baking pan (13x9).
Beat sugar, oil, applesauce and eggs with an electric mixture on low until blended. Add remaining ingredients except the carrots. Beat on low for another minute. Stir in carrots.
Pour into pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean).
Cool on a wire rack. Once completely cool you can top with a lemon cream cheese frosting (just add lemon zest and juice into a traditional cream cheese frosting). Store in the fridge.
Give these simple and tasty carrot recipes a try. Your stomach and eyes will thank you!