Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins, plus cooling and frosting time
Makes: 1 double-layer 8-inch cake (10 to 12 servings)
Have your cake and eat your veggies too, with this moist, nicely spiced carrot cake. It’s flavorful enough on its own, but topped with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting it makes for a no-fuss dessert fit for any celebration.
Game plan: Grating 2 pounds of carrots on a box grater can seem like a daunting task. Give your biceps a rest and use the grater attachment on your food processor.
Beverage pairing: Dow’s 10 Years Old Tawny Porto, Portugal. Spiced desserts like carrot cake go wonderfully with sweet wines that have some degree of oxidation, such as tawny port, Madeira, and Vin Santo. The nutmeg, cardamon, and cinnamon just seem to fit smoothly with the nut and toffee notes of the wines. This Dow’s port is a great tawny for carrot cake, as it’s one of least sweet versions of this style.
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