Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream

Carrot Cake, High Altitude Carrot Cake, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe, Cream Cheese Buttercream Recipe, High Altitude Cake Recipes, Naked CakeIn my series of classic cakes that I'm working through this spring, I obviously had to include a carrot cake.  Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is the cake I often requested for my birthday when I was a kid, and to this day, it's one of my favorites.

I suppose you could say that I'm a carrot cake purist.  I add a little applesauce to mine, but I've never felt like pineapple, raisins, nuts or coconut belong in a carrot cake.  I don't mind a few toasted pecans or a handful of coconut sprinkled over the frosting, but not in the cake itself.  Warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger enhance the flavor of the carrots, and the buttermilk, applesauce and brown sugar make the cake so moist and delicious.