Prep: 1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan. 2. Grate carrots. Make: 1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg. 2. Using an electric mixer, beat 8 tablespoons butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, vanilla and carrots. 3. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture; beat just until combined. 4. Transfer batter to prepared pan; bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Turn cake out onto a wire rack, and let cool completely. While baking, make frosting: 1. Beat together 8 tablespoons of butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. 2. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until frosting is smooth. 3. Add 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and beat frosting until incorporated.
This classic carrot cake was a big hit at the gatheredtable office! This is a classic that has definitely withstood the test of time.