recipe

Vegetables have never tasted so sweet!

safety
  • Uses the oven
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 1 hour and 10 minutes, plus 1½ hours cooling time
yield
  • Serves 12

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Prepare Ingredients

Vegetable oil spray
1¼ cups (6¼ ounces)
all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon
baking powder
½ teaspoon
baking soda
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon
ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon
salt
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar
⅔ cup
vegetable oil
¼ cup packed (1¾ ounces)
light brown sugar
2
large eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
8 ounces
carrots (about 3 medium), peeled and grated

Gather Baking Equipment

8-inch square metal baking pan
2
bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
Whisk
Rubber spatula
Toothpick
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
Cutting board
Chef's knife
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray inside bottom and sides of 8-inch square metal baking pan with vegetable oil spray. Line bottom of baking pan with 8-inch square piece of parchment paper.

 
2
 
1¼ cups (6¼ ounces)
all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon
baking powder
½ teaspoon
baking soda
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon
ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon
salt

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

 
3
 
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar
⅔ cup
vegetable oil
¼ cup packed (1¾ ounces)
light brown sugar
2
large eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

In large bowl, whisk sugar, oil, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fully combined, about 1 minute.

 
4
 
8 ounces
carrots (about 3 medium), peeled and grated

Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until just combined and no dry flour is visible. Add carrots to batter and stir until well combined.

 
5
 

Use rubber spatula to scrape batter into parchment-lined baking pan and smooth top (make sure to spread batter into corners to create even layer).

 
6
 

Place baking pan in oven. Bake until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.

 
7
 

Use oven mitts to remove baking pan from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking pan on cooling rack and let cake cool completely in pan, about 1½ hours.

 
8
 

Remove cake from baking pan. Carefully peel parchment paper away from cake and discard. Cut cake into pieces and serve.