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Dave's Garden Cookbook: Mrs. Fields Carrot Cake - Copycat

The 2001 Dave's Garden Cookbook

Mrs. Fields Carrot Cake - Copycat

By flowox

Category: Cakes, Cheesecakes and Icings

  Ingredients  
Yield: 12 Servings

CAKE

2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
2 tb Baking soda
1/4 ts Salt
2 ts Cinnamon
1 c Light brown sugar, packed
1 c White sugar
1 1/2 c Butter, softened
3 lg Eggs
2 ts Pure vanilla extract
3 c Grated carrots
1/2 c Crushed pineapple, drained
1 c (6-oz.) raisins
1 c (4-oz.) chopped walnuts


ICING

16 oz Cream cheese, softened
1/2 c Salted butter, softened
1 tb Fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
2 ts Pure vanilla extract
3 c Confectioners' sugar

  Instructions  
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugars. Add butter, one egg and vanilla; blend with electric mixer on low speed. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. And remaining eggs, one at a time, beating 30 seconds after each addition. Add carrots, pineapple, raisins and walnuts. Blend on low until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into prepared pans and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula. Bake in center of oven for 60-70 minutes. Toothpick inserted into center should come out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Then invert cakes on rack and cool to room temperature.

PREPARE ICING: On a medium bowl with electic mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth add lemon juice and vanilla; beat until combined. Add sugar gradually, mixing on low until smooth.

ICE THE CARROT CAKE: Place one layer on a cake platter, and with a metal spatula spread icing over the top to form a thin filling. Place second layer over the first, rounded side up. Coat the top and sides of the cake evenly with remaining icing. Refrigerate 1 hour to set icing.


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