Carrot Layer Cake with Orange Buttercream Frosting

Carrot Layer Cake with Orange Buttercream Frosting

For any occasion, it's hard to beat this favorite!

YIELDS

2-layer 9-inch cake

INGREDIENTS

Cake

  • 2 cups packed Domino® Light Brown Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Frosting

  • 4 cups Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange rind, finely grated

INSTRUCTIONS

Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

In large bowl, beat sugar and eggs. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat into sugar mixture, alternating with oil; fold in carrots and walnuts. Pour into pans.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans; turn out onto rack and cool completely.

Frosting

In medium bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, salt, orange juice and orange rind until smooth and creamy. Frost completely cooled cake.

QUICK TIP

This cake is also delicious with cream cheese frosting. Click here for Cream Cheese Frosting recipe.