Apple Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Filling & Praline Icing

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep
45 mins
Cook
1 hr

I get recipe requests every time I make this cake. I think the original recipe came from Taste of Home. I have a Kitchenaid mixer with the shredder attachment and use that to shred up the carrot, apple, and even the toasted pecans, but any shredder will do, or you could chop with a good old-fashioned kitchen knife instead! Note: Be sure to both grease AND flour your tube pan as this cake is very moist and needs the flour to help it release from the pan! Enjoy!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat oil with remaining sugar and eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into oil mixture until blended. Stir in the apples, carrots and pecans.
  3. Transfer half of the apple batter to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan; layer with cream cheese mixture and remaining apple batter.
  4. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a large saucepan, bring the brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake. Sprinkle with pecans.