Thursday, August 11, 2011

LOVE-TO-YOU CARROT CAKE & CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups canola oil
3 cups grated carrots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour three 9-inch pans; set aside.

Mix the cinnamon, baking powder, salt, baking soda, flour, and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and canola oil. Blend together well. Mix in the grated carrots. Divide the mixture evenly between the three prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow cakes to cool in the pans for a few minutes then carefully turn out onto wire racks to cool completely. Frost with the Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes that follows.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
1 pkg (8-oz) cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla; blend well. Add the chopped nuts. Use to fill between the layers and frost cake.

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