Friday, June 15, 2012

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My mom and I have been making this carrot cake for many, many years.  It is an absolute favorite in our family. 

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups shredded carrots
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Place the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix for a minute or two until well blended.  Add the oil and carrots.  Mix together.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining dry ingredients.  Add to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

6 TBS butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
3 tsp vanilla

Mix at high speed until creamy.  Frost cake.


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