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Today is National Carrot Cake Day!


Today is National Carrot Cake Day and this is a recipe from one of my novels. It may look like it is time consuming, but I can guarantee it is worth the time. As you can see in my picture there is a thick layer of carrot cake topped with a cheese cake. This takes the cream cheese frosting idea up a notch. A heavy and heavenly dessert. Let me know if you make it. Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild--author: Estate of Mind. Her Majesty's English Tea Room

Pippa’s Carrot Cake/Cheese Cake Combo:

Carrot layer:

2 cup flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 ¼ cups vegetable oil

4 eggs

4 cups grated carrots (about a 2 pound bag)

1 cup chopped walnuts