Communication Breakdown Carrot Cake With Whipped Goat Cheese Frosting
Carrot cake is a classic dessert that many enjoy for their birthday. What makes this recipe extra unique and sets it apart from the rest is the use of goat cheese frosting!
Servings
12people
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings
12people
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
FOR THE CAKE
FOR FROSTING AND ASSEMBLY
Instructions
TO MAKE THE CAKE
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C. Grease two 8-inch cake pans with butter, line the bottoms with circles of parchment and grease the parchment.In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk to combine, and set aside.In a large bowl, combine the sugar and walnut oil, and whisk until smooth and blended. Add the eggs, and whisk until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Then fold in the carrots until blended. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans, and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let the cakes cool for a few minutes in the pans, then invert the cakes onto wire racks, remove the parchment paper, and cool completely. Use immediately, or wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
TO MAKE THE FROSTING
  1. Place the goat cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium until smooth and evenly combined, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and continue beating until smooth. Gradually sift the powdered sugar into the mixing bowl in several additions, stopping to mix between each one. Continue to beat until light and fluffy.
TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE
  1. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread half the frosting over the layer, all the way to the edge. Place the second cake layer on top of the first, then spread the remaining frosting over the top. Sprinkle the nuts over the frosting. Kiss and make up, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • Toasted walnut oil adds a delicious nutty flavor and can be found in many supermarkets and online. If you can’t find it, any neutral vegetable oil can be used instead.
  • Don’t ever throw carrot peels down the garbage disposal (see cautionary tale above).
  • To make a 6-inch, 2-layer cake that serves 6 to 8 people, cut the cake recipe and frosting recipe in half. The layers will be slightly taller, so be sure the cake pans have sides at least 2 inches high.