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Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

A classic flavor that never fails to delight, especially with the tasty combination of cinnamon and cream cheese on top. Recipe from Sprinkles!

Cake ingredients
1 ½ C flour
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg (less if dried)
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 C brown sugar
¾ C vegetable oil
¼ C buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 large carrots, finely grated (about 1 ¾ C grated)
1/3 C chopped toasted walnuts (I chopped first, then toasted)

Frosting ingredients
8oz cream cheese
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/8 tsp salt
3 ¾ C powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla

Directions

Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat together the brown sugar, oil, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla on medium-high until smooth, about 1 minute.

Add in half the flour mixture, then the carrots and walnuts, and the remaining flour mixture. Beat until just combined after each addition.

Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (varies depending on the size of the pan).

For the frosting, cream together the cream cheese, butter and salt until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Gradually add in powdered sugar and beat until just incorporated.

Add in cinnamon and vanilla, beat until blended.

Slather on copious amounts of frosting, and enjoy!

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with Cream Cheese Filling

A combination of all things delicious and wonderful! Somewhat labor-intensive for a cookie recipe, but well worth the effort!

Cookies*
3 ¾ C flourDSC01949
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 C sugar
½ C light brown sugar
¾ C pumpkin pureeDSC01952
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla

Cream Cheese Filling
6 oz cream cheese, softened
¼ C sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla

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Sugar and cinnamon to taste. To mix it up, you can also add some ginger, allspice, or pumpkin pie spice

Directions
Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Cream the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Blend in the pumpkin. DSC01960Beat in egg and vanilla until just mixed. Slowly add in dry ingredients until just mixed. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

While the dough is chilling, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Scoop out one tablespoon of dough and flatten into a pancake. Drop one teaspoon of cream cheese filling. DSC01958Scoop out another tablespoon of dough, flatten into a pancake, place it on top, and pinch together the seams. Roll this into a ball and cover with cinnamon sugar.

Flatten the cookies just slightly before baking.

Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes until the tops start to crack (they don’t brown up very much).

*I got just over 3 dozen cookies from this recipe, so you may want to consider halving it.

Enjoy!

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