A three-layered carrot cake with luscious white chocolate cream cheese icing.
1 hr 40 minPrep: 40 minCook: 1 hr
Serves: 16Save Share
4 Large Eggs
1⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
2¼ cup Sugar
2¼ cup All Purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Salt
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Ground Cloves
½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
20 oz Carrots
½ cup Chopped Walnuts
1 cup Crushed Pineapple
White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing
1½ lb Cream Cheese
2 cup White Chocolate Chips
1½ Unsalted Butter Sticks
2 tsp Lemon Zest
1½ cup Chopped Walnuts
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To prepare cake, preheat oven to 350F. Line bottom of three 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper. Leave sides of pan dry—no cooking spray needed.
Combine eggs and oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat 2 minutes with a mixer on medium speed. Add 1 cup sugar and continue mixing 2 minutes. Add remaining sugar and mix 3 to 4 minutes.
Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (flour through nutmeg); add to egg mixture, beating on low speed until blended, about 1 minute. Add carrots, walnuts and pineapple; mix until well combined.
Divide batter evenly among pans.
Bake 60 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Run knife around edge of cakes and remove from pans. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
To prepare icing, place cream cheese in mixing bowl; beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add melted chocolate a little at a time, continuing to beat at medium speed. Add butter a little at a time. Scrape down sides of bowl; add lemon rind and beat until combined.
Remove cakes from refrigerator. Ice top of one layer. Place second layer on top; ice top. Place third layer on top; ice top and sides of cake. Press chopped walnuts into sides of cake. Serves 16.