How to Bake a Carrot Cake

A simple delicious homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting that is free of nuts, for those who are allergic or don't prefer them :)

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How to Bake a Carrot Cake Recipe
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Gather all your materials. See supplies list.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 9X13 inch pan.

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In a large bowl, beat together the 4 eggs, 3/4 cup oil, 1/2 cup applesauce, 2 cups of white sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

In a large bowl, beat together the 4 eggs, 3/4 cup oil, 1/2 cup applesauce, 2 cups of white sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

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Then mix in the 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.

Then mix in the 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg.

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3 cups of grated carrots and pour them in.

3 cups of grated carrots and pour them in.

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Stir the carrots in well!

Stir the carrots in well!

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Pour into the prepared pan.

Pour into the prepared pan.

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Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minuets or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minuets or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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All done! Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely .

All done! Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely .

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For the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 butter and 8 ounces of cream cheese.

For the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 butter and 8 ounces of cream cheese.

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Then combine the 4 cups of confectioners sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla.

Then combine the 4 cups of confectioners sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla.

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Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy :)

Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy :)

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Prepare to frost the cake!

Prepare to frost the cake!

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Frost the cake :)

Frost the cake :)

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Decorate however you like and you're done! It's all about the U :)

Decorate however you like and you're done! It's all about the U :)

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Enjoy :)

Enjoy :)

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