Thursday, February 25, 2010
Delicious Carrot Cake
I love Carrot Cake and this is the Best I've found!
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional, I added on my own)
3 cups shredded carrot ( I put mine in my food processor and chopped it down Really fine)
1 cup cooking oil
In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add carrot, oil, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer till combined.
Pour into 2 greased and floured round baking pans, I use a big flat cookie sheet! Also along with lightly flouring pan I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on my last one, YUM!
Bake in a 350 oven for 30 mins if using round pans, Only about 18 to 20 with a big cookie sheet. Check after 18 minutes. Bake till you touch the center and it springs back. Cook on wire rack.
Ice with Cream cheese icing.
Cream cheese frosting
2-3 ounce packages cream cheese
1/2 cup softened margaring or butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2 to 4 3/4 powdered sugar
In a bowl beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla till light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 xups of powdered sugar, beating well.
Gradually beat in enought remaining powdered sugar to make frosing of spreading consistency. Frost cake, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired!