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Serves: 15
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Cooking Method: Bake


2 c sugar
1 1/4 c oil
4 large eggs
2 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 c grated carrots
1 c chopped walnuts
12 oz powdered sugar
2 3 oz. cream cheese room temp
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp milk

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JANE's notes for this recipe:
Again, going back to my vintage recipes that have been in my family for years, I spotted an old recipe from the 40's for carrot cake. It was titled THE BEST CARROT CAKE. Well, I figured it was now the 90's at the time and was sure someone probably had come up with a better recipe since then. I was wrong. To date, I have not tasted better carrot cake ever. It's easy and the outcome is amazing. A great spring cake for Easter dinner and a tradition around here...hide it from the Easter Bunny though.
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I am acquainted with MANY self-proclaimed "Carrot Cake Experts", so I called in the troops for a little taste-testing on this recipe. I am thrilled to report that by unanimous decision this is, indeed, one of the best carrot cakes ever!


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user lena ross mamalena - Mar 2, 2010
i will try this cake i know my family will enjoy it.
user mary garrett Babygirl1950 - Mar 3, 2010
Recipe calls for 1 can of chopped walnuts, what size can? Thanks.
user JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful - Mar 3, 2010
Thanks for letting me know that. It should read CUP, not can. Sorry.
user Carrie Stiefvater carrie1106 - Mar 28, 2010
Delicious!!! Made it today, everyone loved it!!
user JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful - Mar 28, 2010
Oh I'm so glad it turned out for you, Carrie. I've never found a better recipe for carrot cake than this. Thanks for letting me know.

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