Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Carrot Cake

This recipe for carrot cake is my favorite I've ever made! It's so moist and full of flavor! Topped with cream cheese frosting, it's a recipe for success!

Carrot Cake

    2  cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3 cups finely shredded carrots
    1 cup cooking oil
    4 eggs


1. Grease and lightly flour two 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set pan(s) aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add carrots, oil, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer till combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan(s).
3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes for round pans or 35 to 40 minutes for 13x9-inch pan or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool layer cakes on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks. Or, place 13x9-inch cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cover and store in refrigerator. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

    2  3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
    ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    4 1/2 - 4 ¾ cups sifted powdered sugar


Beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.