I absolutely love carrot cake, and this recipe is absolutely delicious! I can just roll over and die for the cream cheese frosting too! My husband doesn't normally like carrot cake, but he loved this one!
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped nuts (I like pecans, but you can use whatever)
1/2 cup raisins (optional, but it's way better with them!)
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
In separate bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs, carrots, nuts and raisins and mix well.
Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix well.
Pour into 13x9 pan and bake for about an hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely.
1 package of cream cheese (roughly 250 grams, doesn't have to be exact)
1/4 cup butter, softened
about 2 cups confectioner's sugar
Cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add the powdered sugar gradually, until you have a nice fairly thick icing consistency.
Ice the cooled cake, and be prepared to go back for seconds!
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