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Grownup carrot cake
90 min
Quantities are for 16 serving.

You can replace food: If there is food in the recipe that you do not want to eat or is not available at the moment, you can replace it.
4 cups wheat flour
4 tsps sodium bicarbonate
3 tbsps bourbon whisky
1.25 lb carrots
2 tbsps cinnamon
8 oz cream cheese
6 eggs
2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsps dried ginger
2 tbsps juice of lemon
1 tbsp pure olive oil
1.5 cups pineapples
3 cups confectioners sugar
4 cups sucrose
2.67 cups sweetened shredded coconut
6 tbsps unsalted butter
2 tbsps vanilla bean paste

Cooking instructions

  1. For the cake:Arrange oven racks in the middle of the oven so they can accommodate three 9" cake pans.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put carrots in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until fork-tender, about 12 - 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the carrots and allow to cool. When cool, puree in a food processor or blender. Set aside.While carrots are cooking, line three 9" cake pans with parchment paper. Butter or lightly oil both sides of the parchment so that the parchment adheres to the cake pans.In a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves together.
  4. Add the vanilla, bourbon, eggs and olive oil and mix to combine with an electric mixer.
  5. Add the carrots, fresh pineapple and coconut and stir by hand to combine.
  6. Pour the mixture evenly into three cake pans.
  7. Bake the cake layers for about 1 hour. Cakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and set on cooling racks.For the frosting:In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer. Sift the powdered sugar into the bowl, add the lemon and vanilla and continue mixing until frosting is smooth.When ready to frost, remove the parchment paper from each layer. Frost between layers and on top of the cake. This frosting is very rich, so I prefer not to frost the sides of the cake.
Nutrients per serving
Calories 867.51 kcal
Salt 0.03 oz
Fats 1.56 oz
Sugar 2.94 oz
Proteins 0.25 oz
Carbohydrates 3.96 oz