Carrot Cake Recipe
Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
The First Carrot Cake Recipe
The first time I heard of carrot cake I was about 11 years old. My mom had sampled a carrot cake recipe and decided she wanted to make a carrot cake herself. I thought she was crazy. A cake with carrots? It sounded so unappetizing to me. But when Mom finished frosting her carrot cake, I was brave enough to try her carrot cake recipe. And I was amazed. I have been hooked on carrot cake ever since. I don't know who the genius was that decided to add carrots to a cake recipe, but I thank them. The combination of carrots, spices, and sweetness is divine. Here is my contribution of my favorite carrot cake recipe. This carrot cake recipe produces a very moist cake.
Carrot Cake Recipe Ingredients
2 1/2 cups self-rising flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon2 cups brown sugar1 cup oil4 eggs3 cups grated carrots2 teaspoons vanilla1 cup chopped walnuts- Omit if you wishOptional carrot cake ingredients- 1/4 cup coconut, 1/4 cup raisins
Carrot Cake Recipe Instructions
Mix first 5 ingredients. Add the oil next and mix again. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after adding each one. (It is important not to add the eggs all at once.) Add the last 3 carrot cake recipe ingredients and mix well.Pour carrot cake batter into 2- 9 inch round cake pans that have been greased and floured. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes. Let cool. Frost your carrot cake with classic cream cheese frosting.
Classic Cream Cheese Frosting for a Carrot Cake Recipe
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
16 ounces confectioner's sugar (box)
Cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla extract and confectioner's sugar. Mix until smooth and creamy. Frost the carrot cake. Enjoy!
Additional Carrot Cake Recipe Notes
This carrot cake recipe can also be made in a bundt pan. Or make carrot cupcakes. Just adjust the baking time accordingly. Test the carrot cake recipe with a toothpick if you're not sure. The carrot cake is done when the toothpick comes out clean after being inserted in the center of the cake.