Blood Orange Carrot Cake

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Total Time: 1h
  • Serves: 6
  • Yield: 1 layer of cake or a dozen cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 c rum (optional)
  • 1/4 c raisins
  • 1 c all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 c carrots, grated
  • 2 tbsp. plus 1 cup Elements Blood Orange Saffron shrub
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 c canola oil
  • 1 lb box of powdered sugar
  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/4 c rum (optional)

For Cake

  • 2 blood oranges
  • 1/4 c raisins
  • 1 c all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 c carrots, grated
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. plus 1 cup Elements Blood Orange Saffron shrub
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 c canola oil
  • 1 lb box of powdered sugar
  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 blood oranges for garnish

For Cream Cheese Frosting

    Instructions

    1. If using rum, add the raisins to it in a small bowl or cup and let them soak for a minimum of 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 350.
    3. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl and give them a little stir.
    4. Add the carrots, oil and 2 Tbsp of shrub and mix with an electric mixer until just combined.
    5. Add the eggs and mix through again.
    6. Scrape this mixture into a greased 8 or 9 inch cake pan, or you can make a dozen cupcakes.
    7. Bake for around 40 minutes (12 minutes for cupcakes). Add the raisins at the 6 minute mark, just to ensure they don't all sink to the bottom. Since all ovens are a little different, make sure to test with a toothpick at the end.
    8. For frosting, let all ingredients come to room temp
    9. Beat the cream cheese and butter together, then carefully add the powdered sugar a little at a time while mixing.
    10. For the sauce, simply simmer the remaining 1 cup of shrub in a pan over medium heat until it is reduced by half. Let cool before using.

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