Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is the anti-fruitcake holiday cake! It blends the flavors of carrots, raisins, pecans, dates, cherries and kiwi beneath a delightful, easy cream cheese frosting. Blah to Grandma’s fruitcake! Recipe is from www.louana.com
- cooking spray
- 1 cup louana vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
- 3 cups grated carrots
- 1⁄2 cup chopped toasted pecans
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecan halves, toasted
- 3 tablespoons chopped pitted dates
- 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped raisins
- 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced long-ways
- pecan halves
- maraschino cherry
- • Preheat oven to 350°.
- • Line bottoms of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with waxed paper; coat with cooking spray. Combine and stir oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and eggs in a large bowl. Stir flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in separate bowl. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in carrot and pecans. Divide batter between pans. Bake for 45 minutes. If you insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean, it’s ready. Cool pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes; cool completely on racks.
- • For frosting, combine and beat butter and cream cheese. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Remove 1 1/4 cups frosting and add pecans, dates and raisins; set remaining frosting aside.
- • Place one cake layer on a plate; top with nut and fruit mixture. Place second cake layer on top. Spread very thin layer of frosting over top and sides of cake, which eases the main frosting process. Chill cake and remaining frosting 1 hour. Spread remaining frosting over entire cake.
- • Garnish with kiwi, pecans and cherries.