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Carrot Cake

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Carrot Cake
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This recipe is a moist variation full of dried apricots and warm spices to enhance its already delicious flavour.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Two 9" round cakes

Ingredients:

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 tsps baking powder
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • ½ tsp nutmeg
    • ½ tsp allspice
    • ½ tsp ginger
    • 1 cup canola oil
    • 4 eggs, beaten
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 2 cups finely grated carrot, packed firmly
    • 2/3 cup chopped dried apricots

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Grease two 6x6 square pans and two 8x8 square pans with butter and lightly dust with flour.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in large bowl until uniformly mixed and make a well in the middle of the ingredients.
  4. Whisk oil, eggs and vanilla in small bowl until well blended and pour into dry ingredients.
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon until mixed completely.
  6. Add grated carrot and apricot to batter and combine thoroughly.
  7. Spoon batter into pans evenly.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out cleanly.
  9. Cool completely before icing.
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