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Liv’s Recipes: Carrot Cake

In my house growing up, carrot cake was one of our Easter traditions. At every single Easter Sunday dinner, for as long as I can remember, we had a carrot cake. Now, I can’t fathom not having carrot cake for Easter!

This recipe can be slightly intimidating with the less-used ingredients like formage blanc and buttermilk, but don’t let that deter you from trying this cake! I promise you, it’s not too hard to make, and if you can’t get those ingredients, just use what you have!


Carrot Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Buttercream Frosting:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 oz. fromage blanc
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine fist 4 ingredients into medium bowl, then add grated carrot.
  3. Place both sugars and butter into a large bowl. Beat with mixer. Add eggs one at a time then stir in vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternating to the sugar mixture. Mix until combined.
  5. Spread into two greased 8 inch round pans and bake for 25 to 28 minutes. (Use 8 inch pans for two layer cake or use a 13×9 pan for a single layer cake.
  6. Make frosting: mix together cream cheese, fromage blanc, butter, vanilla, and salt. Beat with mixer until creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar and continue to mix until desired consistency. Fold in pecans.
  7. Allow cakes to cool completely before adding the buttercream frosting.

If you’ve never tried carrot cake before, I can’t recommend this recipe enough! You don’t even realize the carrot is there, and the flavors are melt-in-your-mouth good!

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Happy Easter! Wishing everyone a wonderful day full of memories and love…and lots of chocolate, of course!

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