Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven. Butter or spray two - 9 x 2 inch 23cm cake pans and line the bottoms of the pans with a circle of parchment paper.
  • Peel and finely grate the carrots. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In bowl of electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs until frothy . Gradually add the sugar and beat until the batter is thick and light colored . Add the oil in a steady stream and then beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.
  • Fold in the grated carrots, apples and chopped nuts. Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared pans and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. After about 5 -10 minutes invert the cakes onto the wire rack, remove the pans and parchment paper, and then cool completely before frosting.
  • Frosting:
  • Beat cheese and butter together till light and fluffy. Gradually add confection’s sugar till all combined then add the lemon zest and vanilla and beat again.
  • To assemble: Split each cake in half. Place one half onto your serving plate. Spread with about a third of the frosting. Gently place the other half, top of cake facing up, onto the frosting, and spread the rest of the frosting over the top of the cake. If desired, garnish with toasted nuts or toasted coconut. You can leave the 2 cakes without splitting and use each as a layer.
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  • lizzconn 5 years ago
    Ahmed... this cake looks amazing, I will surely try! You are truly an artist in the baking!

    Thanks for sharing! Liz
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  • deedeec 5 years ago
    Ahmed, as usual you raise a simple dessert to a new level of artistry! Looks lovely and sounds scrumptious! Dee
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    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Ahmed, What an incredible cake! I was just looking for just a carrot cake to make and came across your recipe...WOW! You definitely are an artist. If I need something special from now on...I will be checking out your recipes first. You really deserve more than a 5. Thank you so much for sharing...Cheryl
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  • tpack786 6 years ago
    I addmit that you are one of a kind, thanks ahmad for your recipes.
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    virtualsteve ate it and said...
    Absolutely brilliant carrot cake, and I received compliments from all who ate a piece - from my yoga teacher to my outlaws. Thank you. :)
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  • maryelizlawson 6 years ago
    This looks wonderful. I have recently been given an abundance of carrots and am looking for a wonderful moist recipe. Do you think these cake layers will freeze well? Thanks!
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  • jnis 7 years ago
    hi, will there be 4 layers altogether? Thanks.
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  • lohashim 7 years ago
    Hi AHMED ,I add 1 cup sliced canned pineapple instead of apple and it is very moist and tender.Have you tried it?
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    nakedchef ate it and said...
    I never say no to carot cakes, thanks alot for this recipe, great picture too
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Awesome cake.......great post..
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    " It was excellent "
    cakelady ate it and said...
    I tried this one out and really liked it. The apples are a nice touch. What kind of apples did you use? I used green grannysmith.
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  • wynnebaer 7 years ago
    I use a can of crushed pineapple, juice and all. I do like the idea of apples though and will try it the next time I make carrot cake. I also like the pecans. I usually use walnuts. Has to be one of my favorite cakes.
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  • wynnebaer 7 years ago
    Yummy...I must try making this with apples...I have always used pineapple as well but the picture looks incredible...Thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    Thanks for sending me this. I noticed it earlier and was in a hurry so did not stop. I'm printing it out now. = )
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  • berry 7 years ago
    Hi Ahmed... Do you Have you a cake shop? wow... (every day you surprise us), If one day we visit Cairo, sure I would like to visit your cake shop...
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  • michellem 7 years ago
    Here you go again with your wonderful step by step pictures and another great looking recipe. I appreciate all the time you put into your postings. Thank you!! Does your family enjoy all of your treats? I am sure they do...
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  • debbie919 7 years ago
    What a beautiful cake! I also have always used the crushed pineapple and juice, but love the idea of the grated apple instead. Great post, thanks!
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  • ambus 7 years ago
    ooooooh,I love carrot cake.And that looks so incredibly delicious I want to start making it right now.
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    cakelady ate it and said...
    Way to go Ahmed! Looks absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to try it!
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  • tcvillegas 7 years ago
    Hi Ahmed. I use crushed pineapples and even use its juice in place of the apples for the cake to be really moist and flavorful. I sometimes use a rich butter icing in place of the cream cheese frosting for a different flavor. Really like how you decorated your cake. Really nice.
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