Friday, January 16, 2009

Cinnamon Carrot Cake

9 oz pkg yellow cake mix
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 egg
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, water, butter, and egg. Mix as directed on cake mix package. Stir in the carrots and cinnamon. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

FROSTING:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
3 tbsps milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat at medium speed scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently, until creamy. Spread over cooled cake.

Note: For variations you may add 1/4 cup raisins and/or 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the cake batter.

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