Chocolate Carrot Cake

by Anna-Lisa
(Yellow Knife)

Cake:

1 1/2 cups silted flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch allspice
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3 eggs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 vegetable oil
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted
3 cups grated carrots

Icing:
1/2 pound cream cheese
1/4 pound semisweet chocolate, melted
2 cups icing sugar

1. Combine dry ingredients:
* flour
* cocoa
* baking powder
* cinnamon
* baking soda
* nutmeg
* allspice

2. To above, add walnuts, raisins, coconut.

3. Beat eggs, slowly add both sugars. Add oil. Beat in melted chocolate. Stir in carrots.

4. Add flour mixture all at once and mix well.

5. Bake in greased 13x9 pan for 35-40 minutes at 325-F.

6. Icing: Beat cream cheese until light. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in sugar. Cover and chill for 30-60 minutes.

7. Once cake has completely cooled, ice.

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