I didn’t get a great picture of the carrot cake my Grandma made, but if you look to the left of this picture you can see it. And trust me when I say it’s the best carrot cake I’ve ever had.
Carrot Cake Recipe
2 c flour
1 ½ c oil
2 c sugar
3 c shredded carrots
4 eggs, beaten
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon
2 tsp soda
1 dash salt
Mix above ingredients well, then add carrots and mix again. Place in greased dish 9 x 13, not floured.
Bake 350 oven 30 -35 min.
¾ cube margarine
8 oz cream cheese
½ tsp vanilla, add after blending margarine and cream cheese
Mix above ingredients until smooth. Add powdered sugar, enough so frosting is thick and easy to spread. Add ½ tsp vanilla.
Top with chopped nuts, if desired.
I must say, the frosting is what makes it so so good! I mentioned to my Grandma that it tasted more like a spice cake than a carrot cake, but I still loved it!
A few tips for great carrot cake:
- Shred your own carrot (store bought is too dry)
- Get fresh spices
- Try using a little orange zest in the batter
QUESTION: Do you have a family recipe that always turns out great?