Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 
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Peel off the parchment paper and invert one cake layer onto a plate. Spread with a slightly rounded cup of the frosting. Top with the second cake layer, right side up. Spread the top and sides with th...

What you will need

For the Cake

1 cup 1 pecans (4 ounces)

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

4 large eggs

2 cups sugar

1 pound carrots, peeled and coarsely shredded

1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

For the Frosting

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

2 8-ounces packages cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups confectioners' sugar

(Nutritional facts 424 calories, 24.69 g fat, 48.45 g carbohydrates, 4.77 g protein, 177 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium)

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