The made-from-scratch carrot cake is a winner all on its own, but top it with the nutty browned butter-cream cheese frosting, and things really go next level. (We had you at “browned butter,” didn’t we?)MORE+LESS-
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons ground cinnamon
teaspoons baking powder
cups packed brown sugar
cups shredded peeled carrots (3 medium)
oz (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese, softened
cups powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar and oil with whisk until well blended. Beat in flour mixture until batter is smooth. Stir in carrots and walnuts. Spread batter evenly in pan. Tap pan on counter 2 or 3 times to eliminate air bubbles from batter.
Bake cake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until light golden brown. Watch carefully because butter can brown and then burn quickly. Remove from heat. Pour into large bowl; cool 15 minutes.
Beat cream cheese into browned butter with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until frosting is smooth and creamy, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Spread on top of cake. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
- Beurre noisette is the French term for “browned butter,” referring to butter that becomes light hazelnut in color during cooking. The wonderful, unforgettable, one-of-kind flavor has no equal or substitution.
- To quickly soften cream cheese, remove from wrapper and place on microwavable plate; microwave uncovered on High about 15 seconds or just until softened.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.