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Dulce de Leche Carrot Cake with

Dulce Cream Cheese Icing

Always popular carrot cake does a delicious double take with the addition of dulce de leche. The smooth caramel flavor blends in with carrot cake spices for a divine version of this classic. For a dulce icing, reserve 1/4 cup of the dulce de leche and whip it into the Cream Cheese Icing and you will have a lightly caramelized, dulce cream cheese frosting to wow guests.

Recipe Ingredients

Cake

Dulce Cream Cheese Icing

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously spray a 10-inch tube pan, or a 9-inch angel food pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand whisk, blend the oil, dulce de leche, sugar and eggs. Stir in vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  3. In a smaller bowl, stir together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Fold into wet ingredients, and add carrots, nuts, zest, coconut and raisins, stirring well. Spoon into prepared pan.
  4. Bake until cake springs back when gently pressed, about 60 to 70 minutes. Cool well in pan, about 30 minutes, before unmolding. Make sure cake is room temperature or chilled before icing.
  5. For the icing, in a medium bowl, whisk the cream cheese and butter to blend smoothly, and then add in the lemon juice, vanilla extract and dulce de leche. Fold in confectioners' sugar to make a thick icing. Spread over cooled cake. (This is not a thick icing.)
  6. Dust top with grated carrots in center and sprinkle with ground walnuts and a touch of cinnamon.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

This cake freezes well.

Recipe by Marcy Goldman - Marcy's Kosher Cuisine


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