carrot cake

carrot cake

grandmother june’s recipe (my cousin courtney actually made this for my uncle and i for our birthdays!)

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2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

2 cups grated carrots

1/2 cup butter

8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)

4 cups confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

pre heat oven to 350 degrees.  in a bowl, mix together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon) and set a side.  in another bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, and oil.  once mixed, slowly add dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients and continue to mix until fully incorporated.  with a spatula, mix in grated carrots.  pour mixture into 2 greased 9inch pans (for layering).  cook for 40-50 minutes.  use toothpick test to see when cakes are done.  let cakes cool completely.  while cakes are cooking, make the icing.  beat together butter, cream cheese, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract until mixture is smooth and creamy.  once cakes are completely cooled, take once cake and spread icing on the top.  then layer the other cake on top and ice the rest of the cake including the edges.

this is the best cake my cousin makes so she deserves all of the credit!

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4 comments

  1. I love carrot cake and it makes a wonderful birthday cake. In our first restaurant, which was a dessert restaurant, we served this wonderfully old fashion dessert was on our menu – along with the dozens of classic French butter tortes and desserts. One customer loved the carrot cake so much she had us make it for her wedding cake. Virginia

  2. Hi Laura what an awesome cake!!! It’s my fav . Carrot cake is def what the family is getting for Easter! ;) Thanks for this recipe. Check out my blog at : http://tamikadoubell.com/2013/03/26/how-to-plan-a-birthday/

  3. I love carrot cake, but I’m not big on cheese frosting. I’m part of the carrot cake and vanilla frosting movement! Looks great though! I would even consider trying cheese frosting again.

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