Indulgent Morning Bliss: Single Layer Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Are you craving something sweet for brunch? Look no further than this delectable Single Layer Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe takes the classic carrot cake to new heights, with its moist texture, rich flavor, and light, airy frosting. Topped with crunchy walnuts, it’s a perfect treat for any occasion.

Why You’ll Fall in Love with It?

This carrot cake boasts a moist crumb and a delightful blend of spices, perfectly complemented by the smoothness of the whipped cream cheese frosting. The addition of crunchy walnuts adds not only texture but also a nutty flavor that elevates the cake to a whole new level of deliciousness. Whether you’re a carrot cake enthusiast or new to the scene, this recipe promises to delight your taste buds with its lightness and exquisite flavor.

When to Enjoy:

This brunch-perfect carrot cake is ideal for a leisurely weekend brunch, a festive gathering, or as a special treat alongside your morning coffee. Its elegant presentation and sophisticated flavors make it suitable for any occasion, from casual get-togethers to formal celebrations. Plus, it’s so easy to make that you can whip it up whenever the craving strikes.

Tips for Serving:

For an added touch of elegance, consider decorating your cake with piped frosting or a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg. If you’re serving it at a party, garnish with edible flowers or citrus zest for a pop of color. However you choose to serve it, this carrot cake is sure to impress.

Ingredients:

  • 135ml Milk (any non-dairy unsweetened milk or milk of choice)
  • 80g Light Brown Sugar
  • 80g Granulated Sugar (or alternative like cane or castor sugar)
  • 90ml Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 150g All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 150g Carrots (peeled and grated)
  • 35g Walnuts, chopped (optional)

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 150g Vegan Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 75g Vegan Whipped Cream, whipped to medium peaks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 50g Powdered Sugar

Crunchy Walnut Topping:

  • 60g Walnuts, roasted and chopped
  • 5g (1/2 tbsp) Powdered Sugar
  • 8g (1/2 tbsp) melted Butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line an 8-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together milk, oil, vanilla extract, and sugars until sugars dissolve.
  3. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients, then incorporate into the wet mixture. Fold in carrots and walnuts. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. For the frosting, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until fluffy, then fold in whipped cream and vanilla. Apply to the cooled cake.
  5. Combine walnut topping ingredients; sprinkle over frosted cake.
  6. Chill for an hour before serving. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of this carrot cake, perfect for any occasion. From brunch to dessert, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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