Carrot Cake With Walnut Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
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Peel the carrots.
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Grate the carrots on a box grater.
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Add 3 cups carrots and 4 eggs to the mixing bowl.
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Add 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and 2 teaspoons salt.
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Add 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon.
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Add 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil and 2 cups sugar and stir to combine.
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Add 2 cups flour and stir to combine.
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Spray 2 (8 in) cake pans with cooking spray. Cut parchment to size and place in cake pans. Evenly distribute batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool.
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Run the knife along the outside of the cake and invert it to a sheet tray.
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To make the frosting mix together 1 cup softened butter and 1 pound cream cheese with a hand mixer.
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Add 6 cups powdered sugar slowly in batches and add 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste. (You won’t see all the powdered sugar being added).
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Add 1 1/2 cups walnuts and stir to combine.
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To assemble: Remove parchment from the cake place on serving plate. Add a single layer of frosting. Top with the second layer of cake.
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Frost the outside of the cake with an offset spatula or butter knife.
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