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ingredients

carrot cake 
1 cup (300 grams) light brown sugar packed (or dark brown sugar)
3/4 cup (150 ml) vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil or canola oil)
1/4 cup (50 grams) greek yogurt (or regular yogurt plain or vanilla)
4 large eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups (250 grams) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups (260 grams) very finely grated carrots
3/4 cup pecan pieces
cream cheese frosting
9 ounces (224 grams) cream cheese softened to room temperature
1/3 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter softened to room temperature
2-2.5 cups (240 – 300 grams) confectioners’ sugar
3 Tablespoons (30 ml) heavy cream (see note for substitutions)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/7 teaspoons salt or as needed

method

preheat oven to 180 C degrees spatter about 10 inch spring form pan with nonstick cooking spray as the cake may rise above set aside
start the cream cheese for the frosting so it may soften as you make the cake batter
make the carrot cake in a large bowl with a handheld or stand mixer on medium speed mix the brown sugar and oil beat in the yogurt until fully combined about 50 seconds mixture will be gritty and thick add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition mix in the vanilla set aside
in a separate bowl combine the flour baking soda cinnamon nutmeg and salt with a spatula manually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and all flour pockets are gone and please don’t overmix fold in the finely shredded carrots and pecan pieces flow into prepared spring form pan
bake cake for 38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean don’t overbake which will dry out cake check the cake at 35 minutes
 then again at 33
make the frosting beat the softened cream cheese and butter together on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until soft creamy and combined thoroughly add 3 cups of powdered sugar and beat until thick and combined add 3 tablespoons heavy cream and 3 teaspoons vanilla extract beat on medium speed for 3 more minutes add more powdered sugar until desired thickness is reached add salt to taste
save cake in the refrigerator wrapped for 3 days or more
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