Carrot Cake

My father-in-law took the picture. He is the photographer in the family, but the cake really did look that good!
Alright, this is another one of my birthday cakes. This one was for my mother-in-law. I was thinking long and hard of what kind of cake to make her, of course my hubby and my father-in-law were absolutely NO help! The only suggestion they came up with was strawberry shortcake, not very birthday and her birthday is in October, so strawberries were not good tasting anymore! I remembered that she liked carrot cake and I’ve never made one before, so I took on the challenge. Turned out very easy and very good!

Ingredients:
Cake
4 eggs (room temperature, let stand for 30 minutes)
2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 cups of finely grated carrots
3/4 cup veggie oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar (4 if you like your frosting very sweet)

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease 2 9-inch round cake pans
2. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, carrots and oil. Mix very well until completely combined.

3. Add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Blend well.

4. Stir in the chopped walnuts

5. Split the batter between two cake pans evenly.

6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, check with a toothpick to make sure its done. Be careful not to overcook or the cake will be dry.

7. For frosting: Combine the softened butter and cram cheese in the medium bowl. Beat for 3-4 minutes
8. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat for another 3-4 minutes. 

9. Frost the first cake layer, top it with the second. Then frost the second layer and the sides.

Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. The cake was a wonderful and tasty surprise! Truly yummy!
    Love ya Lyuba!

  2. AAAHHH – my most favorite cake. Yours looks divine. I love love love your header too. Very lovely blog – keep on a’sharing those yummy recipes!

  3. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

  4. One of my favorites and I haven’t had any in so long!

  5. Yummy! This is one of my favorite cakes :). Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  6. Hi, just found your blog on “What’s Cooking Wednesday” and am now a new follower!

    I also have a blog with my recipes and would love for you to check it out and follow back :)

    Krista
    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/

  7. Oh, this looks so yummy. Carrot cake is one of my all time favorites.

    I’d love if you would consider sharing this at my Thingamajig Thursday party…http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-2/

    Alida

  8. I NEED to try this! I love carrot cake.

  9. The color looks amazing! I love when food looks very delicious, without even taking a bite. :) I am so glad you shared this @ Show & Share! Thank you!

  10. Carrot cake is a family fave around our house! What a lucky mil you have!!! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com


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