Old Fashioned Carrot Cake W/ Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Old Fashioned Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

AnaLuisa Groves

By
@tat2dchef

Struggled to find a good carrot cake recipe for years. Got this one from my mom, who got it from my aunt.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

CARROT CAKE

2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
3 tsp
baking powder
3 tsp
baking soda
4
eggs
1 c
vegetable oil
4 c
shredded carrots
1 1/2 c
pecans, in pieces

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 pkg
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick
butter, softened
4 c
powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees farenheit. Grease and flour 2 nine inch round cake pans, set aside.
2
For the cake:
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
3
Add eggs and oil, mix well on low speed with hand mixer
4
Add carrots and pecans, fold into batter.
(Note: Batter will be very thick)
5
Pour batter into prepared cake pans and bake 45 to 50 minutes, until browned on top and tooth pick comes out clean.
6
While cake is baking, prepare frosting. Cream butter and cream cheese on low-medium speed until well combined and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and combine.
7
Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, be sure to fully incorporate each addition before adding the next. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Place frosting in fridge to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes