Monday, March 26, 2007

Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

This is definitely a classic.

Cake Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
3 cups finely grated carrot
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Cake Instructions

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and oil and thoroughly mix. Add eggs one at time mixing well after each. Add grated carrots and mix until batter becomes smooth. Fold in raisins and nuts. Bake in a greased 9 by 13-inch pan at 350 degrees for approximately 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before icing cake.

Frosting Ingredients

8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla
5 cups icing sugar

Frosting Instructions

Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla and beat well. Beat in icing sugar until desired consistency is reached. Spread over cooled carrot cake.

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