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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Homemade Carrot Cake

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Carrot Cake...its right up there with Cheese Cake if you ask me...HEAVEN. I am not a huge fan of the "boxed" carrot cake, but give me homemade carrot cake and I might just eat the entire thing. Dayna made this cake for her "Homecoming Cake" several years ago and its been tried and tested MANY times....although, I will admit that she makes it much better than I do. This cake is worth the little bit of time that it takes to throw it together...but I guess anything thats tastes this good, takes a "little bit of time".

Homemade Carrot Cake

1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. oil
3 eggs
Beat together then add....
2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. nutmeg
Mix all together then add...
3 cups of grated carrots (DON'T use the pre-grated carrots from the store, both times I did, my cake
failed and I had to make another one)

Spray pan coating and flour cake pans (2 rounds or 1-9x13) then pour cake batter into 2 round cake pans or 1-9x13 oblong pan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool and then frost cake.

Cream Cheese Icing for Carrot Cake
1 8oz pkg. of cream cheese
1/4 c. butter
2 t milk
1 t. vanilla
blend until smooth then add...
4 c. powdered sugar-1 c. at a time. (if its too runny add more powdered sugar until you get your desired
consistency)
Mix all together and frost cake.
Doesn't that just look ScruMpTious?!!!!

Happy Cooking~
Julie

4 comments:

  1. That cake looks delicious! Carrot cake is one of our favorite cakes at my house. Yummy!

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  2. Yum-o!!! This looks so, so, so good:)

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  3. Hi gals! Nice to meet ya! Love your blog. The carrot cake sounds delish!!

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  4. YUM!!! I love a good carrot cake! This looks delicious!

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