Chocolate Carrot Cake

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    Recipe courtesy of mOOnchild

    For cake layers:
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups granulated sugar
    1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda
    4 large eggs
    1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
    4 medium carrots, shredded coarse (about 2 cups)

    For cream cheese frosting:
    4 ounces cream cheese, softened
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    1 tablespoon vanilla
    1/2 cup confectioners' or powdered sugar

    For chocolate glaze:
    1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    3 ounces fine-quality BITTERSWEET chocolate
    (not unsweetened)
    6 tablespoons heavy cream
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup confectioners' or powdered sugar

    Preheat oven to 350ºF. and grease and flour two 9 by 2-inch round cake pans, knocking of excess flour. Into a bowl sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat together eggs and oil on low speed until combined well. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in carrots and devide batter between pans. Bake cake layers in middle of oven 35 to 50 minutes, or until tester comes out clean. Cool cake in pans on a rack 10 minutes and invert onto rack to cool completely.

    In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar and beat untl creamy. Spread frosting on top of 1 cake layer and top with other layer

    In a small saucepan combine glaze ingredients and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and glaze is smooth. Remove from heat and cool glaze slightly. Spread glaze over top and sides of cake and chill 1 hour, or until set. Serves 6 to 8.

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    1. off my front porch 113 months ago | reply

      I think this is as sinful as the Rum Batter!!!

      MMMMMMMMMmmm yummy!!!

    2. .Ira 113 months ago | reply

      great :) I'll try it once!


    3. patisfaction ~ censored [deleted] 113 months ago | reply

      hey u made me want it!

    4. Sparky2* 113 months ago | reply

      Oh, wow!! This is definitely a keeper!! My two favorites combined!

    5. terrors 113 months ago | reply

      looks too good! one day i'll try one of these fabulous receipes you have been putting up.:)

    6. ***B@suel*** 113 months ago | reply

      delicious--i'm dying from visually-induced coronaries.

    7. s.hyo.k 113 months ago | reply

      oh no.......!!!

    8. Buntekuh 113 months ago | reply

      Carrots are so healthy! We have to eat that cake! Yummy!

    9. Chrissie2003 113 months ago | reply

      YUMMY !

      Excellent photo

    10. ΞLLΞ∩ 113 months ago | reply

      It looks so tasty!! And it must be very healthy because there are carrots in! ;-)

    11. Jakes_World 112 months ago | reply

      lol@ molly!
      definitely healthy!!

    12. DarCheek [deleted] 109 months ago | reply

      Oh yeah! Chocolate dem carrots up! Yummy!

    13. coicoi 109 months ago | reply

      I want!!!!!

    14. Computer Science Geek 105 months ago | reply

      Hmm, I love carrot cake, but, I've never tried chocolate carrot cake.

    15. criscicu08 105 months ago | reply

      yummmm...great photo..!

    16. Ασπασια 105 months ago | reply

      Minha nooooooossa!
      ...mouth watering... I am a sugar lover...sugar addicted....sugarholic!

    17. Bethany L. Firem 90 months ago | reply

      It is perfect in it's imperfection-Thank you thank you for the recipe. I'm putting gobs of icing on mine

    18. david.nikonvscanon 87 months ago | reply

      Delicious photo.
      I showed this to my wife and it really triggered her taste buds, she demanded that I stop torturing her (with the photo).

    19. Schlogel 78 months ago | reply

      Hi! I'm an admin for a group called eu só quero CHOCOLATE!, and we'd love to have your photos added to the group.

    20. Simon Ware 70 months ago | reply

      wow! this looks like a deliciously deviant cake...

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