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old fashioned carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting

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Recipe by
AnaLuisa Groves
Donna, TX

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

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12
prep time 40 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For old fashioned carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 tsp
    baking soda
  • 4
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 4 c
    shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecans, in pieces
  • 1 pkg
    8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make old fashioned carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting

  • 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.

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