Granny's Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese frosting

Mary Maxwell


This is one of my favorite cake recipes, not only favorite to make but also my favorite to eat. It is so moist... Don't take my word for it, try it!


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
35 Min


  • 2 c
    plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 c
  • 4
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    grated carrots (do not pack, just pust down in cup)

  • 1 stick
  • 1 8oz, pkg
    cream cheese
  • 1 16 oz. pkg
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Granny's Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese frosting


  1. Heat oven to 350ยบ. Spray two 9" pans with Bakers Joy or grease and flour them. Sift flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon together and set aside.
    In a large bowl, mix oil, sugar, beat well, add eggs one at a time to oil mixture, beating well after each addition, add vanilla, mix well, add flour mixture, mix well, add carrots, mix well and pour mixture into pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until done.
  2. Set butter and cream cheese out to soften. Cream butter and cream cheese together, add powdered sugar and vanilla, mix well. Add pecans. Spread icing on cool cake.

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About Granny's Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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