Grandma Beck's Carrot Cake
|2 c||all purpose flour|
|2 tsp||ground cinnamon|
|2 tsp||baking powder|
|2 tsp||baking soda|
|1 1/2 c||sugar|
|1 1/2 c||canola oil|
|1 tsp||pure vanilla extract|
|3 c||grated carrots - don't both to peel them first|
|1 c||chopped nuts (she used walnuts, i prefer pecans)|
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DirectionsGrease a 9" x 13" baking dish. Preheat oven to 375?F.Whisk together in a mixing bowl all the dry ingredients; flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract, and oil until smooth. Fold in the carrots, nuts, and raisins.Bake about 1 hour in the center of the oven at 350?F.Options - you can easily turn this into a layer cake- just put the batter into 2 8" or 9" round cake pans.
I like to use cream cheese frosting on this cake.
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1# powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Beat until smooth and creamy.