August 30, 2013

Surprise Carrot Cake

On the Menu Today~
Surprise Carrot Cake

If you are a fan of Carrot Cake,
you are going to Love this recipe.

The "surprise" in this carrot cake recipe
is the cream cheese center.
This delicious Carrot Cake also
has the traditional Cream Cheese Frosting~

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe a few years back.
She served it on Easter and it was a real big hit~
Give it a try....your family will love it too~

Surprise Carrot Cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add egg; mix well. Refrigerate while making cake batter.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar. Add carrots and oil; beat until blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add to carrot mixture; mix well. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour 3 cups batter into a greased and floured 10-inch bundt pan or fluted tube pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture over batter. Top with remaining batter.
  4. Bake at 350º for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  6. Cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Gradually add confectioners' sugar. Beat well.
  3. Frost cooled cake.

Cake, Carrot, Cream Cheese, FrostingEaster

*Store cake in the refrigerator

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  1. I love carrot cake and this looks amazing!! What does the filling taste like after baking? Is it still soft and creamy?

    1. Hi~ No, the filling isn't soft or creamy it has the same texture as the cake but tastes like cream cheese.....very delicious:) Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend~ Lynn

  2. Replies
    1. Hi Cindy~ This is my hubby's favorite cake:) Lynn

  3. Oh Girl. You are SPEAKIN' MY LANGUAGE with this lovely recipe. OH MY! Looks fabulous...I will definitely be looking for a reason to make this yummy dessert. (I don't dare make it and keep it in the house!=) Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Looking forward to what you bring to our table next time.

  4. Hi Marsha~ This is a real winner:) You will love this Carrot Cake! Thanks for stopping by, Lynn

  5. Love the surprise! Thanks for joining us this week at the Let's Get Social Sunday party. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you! Hope you have a great week also:)

  6. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

    1. Hi~ Thanks for stopping by and Thanks for invite:) I will see you there~

  7. I love it! There's a substitute for the cream cheese filling?

    Kisses from Chile!

    1. Hi Anastasia~ Thank you for stopping by from Chile! You could use a soft spreadable cheese such as marscapone cheese, neufchatel cheese or anything available in your area. I hope that helps:) Lynn

  8. This is amazing. I'm featuring you tonight on the new linky party. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Linda

    1. Thank you for featuring my Surprise Carrot Cake!! It is delicious~

  9. This looks amazing!! Love the surprise!! Thanks, Linda

  10. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you Miz Helen!! It's always an honor to receive the Red Plate:)


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