Miniature stacked carrot cakes

Heather Disarro

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Eat your carrot cake without the guilt of a huge slice. These miniature stacks are beautiful, delicious and perfectly portioned to enjoy everything carrot cake has to offer.

miniature stacked carrot cakes

Miniature stacked carrot cakes

Makes about 10 miniature cakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/8 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple and juice
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla until completely incorporated and smooth.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and gently fold into the wet ingredients until just mixed.
  4. Fold in the carrots and pineapple until everything is combined.
  5. Pour into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool completely before frosting.
  8. For the frosting, cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  9. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar.
  10. Gradually add in the milk until the frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. Set aside.
  11. To make the stacked cakes, cut out individual rounds from the large cake using a 3-1/2 inch round biscuit cutter.
  12. Cut each round in half through the middle.
  13. Add 2 tablespoons of frosting on top of each half and spread evenly.
  14. Place the tops of each round onto the frosted middle.
  15. Garnish with pecans if desired.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.