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Featured Recipe

Decadent Carrot Cake



  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2/3 cup cooking oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup finely shredded raw carrot
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (with syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of walnuts, chopped


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 lb. confectioner’s sugar



  • 1 1/2 tazas de harina
  • 1 taza de azúcar
  • 1 cucharadita de bicarbonato de sodio
  • 1 cucharadita de canela molida
  • 1/2 cucharadita de clavo molido
  • 1 cucharadita de pimienta Jamaica
  • 2/3 taza de aceite de cocina
  • 2 huevos
  • 1 taza de zanahoria cruda finamente rallada
  • 1/2 taza de piña triturada (con almíbar)
  • 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla
  • ½ taza de nueces picadas


  • 8 oz. queso crema, temperatura ambiente
  • 2 oz. mantequilla sin sal, temperatura ambiente
  • 2 cucharaditas de extracto de vainilla
  • pizca de sal
  • 1 libra de azúcar glas

Jennifer Yu, Use Real Butter 

Yield: Serves 8 slices
Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 35 minutes

  1. Cake:

    • Stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add remaining cake ingredients and mix until moistened.
    • Pour batter into a greased and lightly floured baking pan. For a 9x9x2 inch baking pan, bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean or with moist crumbs.
    • Or bake in 2 6-inch round pans at 375°F for 45 minutes (at elevation).
    • Remove cakes from the oven and when slightly cooled, invert onto a cooling rack out of the pan and let cool completely.
  1. Cream cheese frosting:

    • Cream the butter and cream cheese together until completely blended.
    • Add vanilla and salt. Blend.
    • Gradually beat in confectioner’s sugar to desired consistency.

Note: Make as a layer cake with 1.5 times the amount of frosting. If there is any leftover, the frosting works beautifully on cinnamon buns.


Rinde: Sirve 8 rebanadas
Tiempo de preparación: 20 minutos
Tiempo de horneado: 35 minutos

  1. Pastel:

    • Mezcle los ingredientes secos en un tazón grande. Agregue los ingredientes restantes del pastel y mezcle hasta que se humedezcan.
    • Vierta la masa en un molde para hornear engrasado y ligeramente enharinado. Para un molde de hornear de 9x9x2 pulgadas, hornee a 350°F durante aproximadamente 35 minutos o hasta que al insertar un palillo éste salga limpio o con migas húmedas.
    • O hornee en 2 moldes redondos de 6 pulgadas a 375 °F durante 45 minutos (en altura).
    • Retire los pasteles del horno y, cuando estén ligeramente fríos, inviértalos sobre una rejilla para enfriar fuera del molde y déjelos enfriar por completo.
  1. Glaseado de queso crema:

    • Batir la mantequilla y el queso crema hasta que estén completamente mezclados.
    • Agregue la vainilla y la sal. Mezcle.
    • Agregue gradualmente el azúcar glas hasta obtener la consistencia deseada.

Nota: Haga un pastel en capas con 1.5 veces la cantidad de glaseado. Si queda algo, el glaseado queda muy bien en rollos de canela.

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