Venango County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Carrot Cake

| March 9, 2019

This is an absolutely delicious dessert! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Chocolate Carrot Cake


3 cups finely shredded carrots
2 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups canola oil
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt


1 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
3 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


~Preheat oven at 350°.

~Line two 9-inch round baking pans with waxed paper. Grease the paper and set aside.

~In a large bowl, beat the carrots, sugar, oil, and eggs until well blended.

~Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat into carrot mixture until blended. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

~For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and vanilla until smooth.

Place bottom layer on a serving plate. Top with half of the frosting. Repeat with remaining cake layer. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips.

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Venango County Recipe of the Day is Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

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