Triple Layer Carrot Cake

April/May 2019 Dig In Recipes
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Triple Layer Carrot Cake
Serving: Serves 24
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: Bake 45 Minutes
Triple Layer Carrot Cake
Recipe By: Logo Site

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2½ cups plus ¾ cup Big Y all-purpose flour, divided

2½ tsp. baking powder

1½ tsp. Big Y salt

1¼ tsp. baking soda

1¼ tsp. plus 1½ tsp. Big Y ground cinnamon, divided

¾ tsp. ground nutmeg

5 Big Y large white eggs, at room temperature

5 tsp. Big Y pure vanilla extract, divided

1½ cups Big Y sugar

1 cup Big Y vegetable oil

3 cups finely grated carrots

15 oz. Big Y cream cheese, room temperature

13½ Tbsp. Big Y unsalted butter, room temperature

1¾ lb. Big Y powdered sugar

¾ cup Big Y dark brown sugar, packed

¼ tsp. fine sea salt

¾ cup walnuts, chopped

6 Tbsp. Big Y unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, combine 2½ cups flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, 1¼ teaspoons cinnamon and nutmeg. In another medium bowl, whisk together eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. 3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on low speed, beat together sugar and oil. Gradually add 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/3 of the egg mixture; mix well. Continue adding flour and egg mixtures in alternating additions, mixing well; fold in carrots. 4. Pour batter into prepared pan and gently tap pan a few times against counter to work out any air bubbles. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Place cake on a wire rack and let cool completely. 5. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine cream cheese, butter and 3 teaspoons vanilla; beat until just blended, scraping down sides of bowl. Reduce speed to low and add powdered sugar, in batches, beating until smooth before adding more; set aside. 6. Loosen sides of cooled cake with a sharp knife; invert onto a cooling rack to remove from pan. Gently tap bottom of pan if cake doesn’t immediately release. 7. Flip cake, right side up, and using a sharp serrated knife, cut cake lengthwise into 3 equal layers. 8. Spread 2 cups frosting on the first layer of the cake and top with another cake layer; repeat. Frost top of cake. 9. In a medium bowl, combine remaining flour and cinnamon, brown sugar, salt and walnuts. Stir in melted butter, then work it in with a fork until the texture resembles crumbs; sprinkle on top of cake. 10. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Store remaining cake in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition facts:

Nutrition Information Per Serving Calories: 517 (Calories from Fat: 252); Total Fat: 28g (Saturated Fat: 11g); Protein: 5g; Total Carbohydrates: 65g (Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 51g); Cholesterol: 83mg; Sodium: 371mg
Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours
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Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes