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Autumn Peanutty Carrot Cake

Autumn Peanutty Carrot CakePeanut butter chips add a pleasant peanutty flavor to this yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups grated carrot
1 2/3 cups (10-ounce package) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round baking pans.
  2. Beat eggs, oil and vanilla in large bowl.
  3. Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking soda; add to egg mixture and blend well. Stir in carrot, peanut butter chips and walnuts; pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cover; refrigerate leftover cake.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 2 (3-ounces each) packages softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup, softened butter until smooth. Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; beat until smooth.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.